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Minnesota Drug Possession Charges

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In Minnesota, drug possession laws are severely harsh. If you are found in possession of illegal drugs or controlled substances in this state, you can expect to face serious consequences, such as lengthy prison or jail sentences and expensive fines. Having an experienced lawyer on your side during this frightening time can make a significant difference in your case and your peace of mind.

At Brockton D. Hunter P.A., we are committed to protecting your rights, reputation, and future. Our Minneapolis criminal defense attorney has a comprehensive understanding of state law to guide you through the intricacies of your case and the legal process. We can review your case and determine all of your legal options to get the best results possible.

Minnesota Drug Possession Laws & Penalties

It is illegal for a person to knowingly possess a controlled substance obtained without a valid prescription or through authorized means. Under Minnesota law, there are classifications of drug possession based on the type of drug and the amount a defendant is accused of possessing.

The penalties for drug possession are as follows:

  • First-degree drug possession – Punishable by 30 years in prison and fines of up to $1 million
    • Marijuana – 100 kg or more
    • Amphetamines or hallucinogens – 500 grams or 500 doses or more
    • “Other” illicit substances – 500 grams or more
    • Cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamines – 25 grams or more
  • Second-degree drug possession – Punishable by 25 years in prison and fines of up to $500,000
    • Marijuana – 50 kg or more
    • Amphetamines or hallucinogens – 50 grams or 100 doses or more
    • “Other” illicit substances – 50 grams or more
    • Cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamines – 6 grams or more
  • Third-degree drug possession – Punishable by 20 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000
    • Marijuana – 10 kg or more
    • Hallucinogens – five or more doses
    • Pill-formed narcotics – 50 or more doses
    • “Other” narcotics – 10 grams or more
    • Cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine – three grams or more
  • Fourth-degree drug possession – Punishable by 15 years in prison and fines of up to $100,000
    • Hallucinogens – 10 or more doses
  • Fifth-degree drug possession – Punishable by 5 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000
    • For drugs that don't fit the criteria of the classifications above

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