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Most Common Drug Charges In Ohio


Both state and federal agencies vigorously pursue drug offenses. Prosecutors will work tenaciously towards convictions, and often perfectly innocent people can find themselves facing unexpected charges. Many people are also not familiar with different drug charges and can have a misunderstanding around the topic. For these reasons, we’ve provided information on a few of the most common drug crimes in Ohio.

Types of Charges

  • Drug possession: knowingly obtaining, possessing, or using a controlled substance.

  • Drug manufacturing: knowingly cultivating or manufacturing a controlled substance

  • Possession of drug paraphernalia: possessing equipment, products, or any kind of material that is designed with the purpose or intention of using illegal controlled substances.

  • Doctor shopping: visiting multiple physicians to obtain multiple prescriptions for otherwise illegal drugs and substances.

  • Drug Trafficking: involves various controlled substance violations such as possession with the intent to distribute, distribution, transportation, smuggling, cultivation, and manufacturing.

  • Possession with intent to sell: usually involves the possession of illegal substances that are intended to be distributed, sold, or traded

  • Prescription drug charges: knowingly obtaining, possessing, or using a pharmaceutical substance without the consent or approval of a physician.

For more information on drug laws within the state of Ohio, visit Ohio state’s code regarding drugs, which is linked.

Charged with a Drug-related Charge?

If you or a loved one have been accused of a drug crime, our Columbus attorneys can work tirelessly to clear your name and protect your future. The cost of fines combined with the cost of having a conviction on your record can be detrimental.

At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, we may be able to help with your charges today. Call us today to talk to someone about setting up your defense for your case. (614) 707-4239.