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Simple Possession vs. Intent to Sell


As stated in ORC §2925.11, "no person shall knowingly obtain, possess, or use a controlled substance." This also means no person shall do any of the following:

  • Offer to sell or sell a controlled substance of any type.
  • Prepare, ship, transport, deliver, distribute, or prepare to distribute a controlled substance when the offender knows or has reasonable cause to believe that the controlled substance is intended for sale or release by the offender.

Offering, selling, or packaging any "controlled substance" is considered to be drug trafficking in the state of Ohio, and it is a serious crime. Controlled substance drugs are deemed harmful to the human body with regular ingestion. They are classified into different categories based on how dangerous they can be. Schedule I and II drugs are considered to be the most dangerous, whereas III, IV, and V drugs are less harmful and, in some cases, may be used for medicinal purposes.

Some of the most common types of drugs that are intended to sell or be trafficked in Ohio are:

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • LSD
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine (meth)

Penalties for these charges often vary depending on the type of drug in the offender's position and how much they have on them at the time of the arrest.

I've Been Arrested for Drug-Related Crime in Ohio. What Can I Do?

After being arrested for drug-related crimes, it's most beneficial to contact an experienced Ohio defense attorney. Also, ensuring you have an aggressive defense can make a huge difference when seeking a better result. Regardless of what initially seems like a very challenging matter, it is possible to have charges reduced or even entirely dismissed. Here at The Meranda Law Firm LTD, that is our goal. We are dedicated to getting your case the best possible outcome. With years of experience on our side, our attorneys have what it takes to fight cases just like yours. It is okay to put your trust in us.

Call our office today at (614) 707-4239 or visit our website to schedule your free consultation and review the details of your case with a member of our team.