Drug Supply Chain Security Act

law for drugs

Police misconduct, defective breathalyzers and crime lab mistakes may be enough to get your charges lessened or dismissed. Visit our page on Nevada criminal defense laws to learn more. Although some of these so-called ‘legal highs’ were legal in the past, since the Psychoactive Substances Act came into effect in 2016, none of these drugs are legal to produce, supply or import for human consumption – even for personal use, e.g. If you’re caught driving under the influence, you may receive a heavy fine, driving ban, or prison sentence. This means that you could end up taking a drug which has stronger or different effects and risks than you expected.

Actual possession is when someone physically keeps the narcotics on their person. It is a common misconception that you can only be convicted of possession in Nevada if the drugs are physically on your person.

Possession laws also apply when you don’t actually have literal possession of the drug, but you have control over what happens to the drug. It is also an offence to drive while under the influence of illegal drugs.


Penalty does not vary by quantity, but the ‘quantity of prohibited substances’ shall be taken into acount as constituting less serious offence (though this does not alter the sentencing ranges). Penalties differ depending on aggravating circumstances (involvement of minors, injury or death, or criminal organisations), not depending on the amount of drug involved. Penalties differ depending on aggravating circumstances (involvement of minors, injury or death, or criminal organisations), not depending on the type of drug involved.

You can be found guilty of possession even if you just take custody & control for a moment (e.g. It’s only illegal to possess prescription only drugs (like Serepax or Valium) if you don’t have a doctor’s prescription for them. We have a dedicated criminal defence practice and experience in drugs related offences.

Each year, there are more than 1.6 million drug arrests in the United States. If you do choose to use drugs remember that the law is not tipped in your favour. Many rights that you may think you possess have been altered or removed by governments who wish to be seen as ‘tough on drugs’.

If a larger amount of drugs is possessed, punished more severely according to §162 of the Civil Penal Code: up to 2 years imprisonment and/or a fine. Possession of defined quantity of drugs for personal use is an administrative offence, punishable by a police fine of €50-100 for cannabis or €75-125 for other drugs. Penalty does not vary for addiction, but the sentence may be suspended for addicted offenders if they follow treatment.


The accused has the burden to prove that his possession of the drugs is not for trafficking purpose. The police is not required to produce a search warrant to enter into any premises for drugs raid. It lays down offences of manufacturing, trafficking, importing or exporting, possessing or consuming of the controlled drugs (sections 5-7 of MDA).

The penalty is likely to be more severe if you are found to be supplying drugs (dealing, selling or sharing). If you’re under 18, the police are allowed to tell your parent, guardian or carer that you’ve been caught with drugs. The Alcohol and Drug Foundation acknowledges the peoples and elders of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia, and upholds and respects their respective relations to this land. Federal and state laws provide penalties for possessing, using, producing, selling or driving under the influence of illicit drugs. Different batches of an illegally manufactured drug may have different amounts of the drug and other unidentified additives.

– Any person who sells, trades, administers, dispenses, delivers or gives away to another, on any terms whatsoever, or distributes, dispatches in transit or transports dangerous drugs or who acts as a broker in any of such transactions, in violation of this Act. – Any thing that is used in or intended to be used in any manner in the commission of illegal drug trafficking or related offenses. – Any person who pays for, raises or supplies money for, or underwrites any of the illegal activities prescribed under this Act. – Any act of giving away, selling or distributing medicine or any dangerous drug with or without the use of prescription. – Any act of knowingly passing a dangerous drug to another, personally or otherwise, and by any means, with or without consideration.

The first Australian drug laws in the early 20th century imposed restrictions on opium, primarily as a means to discourage the entry of Chinese people to Australia. At various times around the world, coffee has been illegal and cocaine has been widely available. In a 2010 study, experts ranked 20 legal and illegal drugs on 16 measures of harm to the user and to wider society.

†  Indiana law prohibits a medical provider from releasing information about a pregnant woman’s drug or alcohol test without her consent. *  The Alabama Supreme Court held that drug use while pregnant is considered chemical endangerment of a child.

January 2007 – Methamphetamine (commonly known as “Crystal Meth”) reclassified from a Class B to a Class A drug. July 2005 – Raw magic mushrooms classified as a Class A drug.

If not, they could face a Class C felony charge, which includes other crimes such as first-degree kidnapping and carries a maximum of up to 20 years in prison. The “death by distribution” act, signed into law Monday by Gov. The Garda National Drugs Unit and the National Family Support Network, have developed ‘the Drug Related Intimidation Reporting Programme’ to respond to the needs of drug users and family members experiencing drug related intimidation – further information is available here. Also, if you have any information that could help Gardaí in combating drug dealers please ring the Garda Confidential Line Freephone on 1800 666111 or ring GNDOCB on +353 1 6669900.