There are a number of drug offences which involve controlled drugs. The most common drug offences are as follows:
- Possession of a controlled drug
- Possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply
- Supply of a controlled drug
- Production or cultivation of a controlled drug
- Importation of controlled drugs
The seriousness of the offence not only depends upon the extent of a person’s involvement, such as possession or supply, but also the categorisation of the controlled drug. There are 3 categorisation “classes” ranging from A to C, with class A being the most serious, which could result in life imprisonment.
- Class A – includes Ecstasy, Cocaine, Heroin and Crack Cocaine
- Class B – includes all types of Cannabis, Amphetamines and Benzodiazepines
- Class C – includes Ketamine, Tramadol, Oxycodone and Anabolic Steroids
If you have been accused of or are being investigated for a drug offence and would like to discuss your situation and obtain legal advice, please contact our legal experts to arrange a reduced fee initial meeting.