Phoenix Transporting Drugs Attorney

Arizona’s drug laws vary depending on the drug(s) involved. The different types of drugs have been divided up between four categories. These four categories are marijuana, dangerous drugs, prescription drugs, and narcotic drugs. The table below lists the penalties that are associated with transporting these different drug types:

Drug Type Classification Maximum Penalty
Marijuana Less than 2 Pounds Class 3 Felony

7 years

Marijuana More than 2 Pounds Class 2 Felony

10 years

Dangerous Drugs Class 2 Felony

10 years

Prescription Drugs Class 6 Felony

1.5 years

Narcotic Drugs Class 2 Felony

10 years


In addition to the drug categories mentioned above, if an offender is caught transporting methamphetamine, he or she faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for a first offense. Repeat offenders will face more severe penalties. Some of these drug categories are pretty vague, and you may be wondering what kinds of different drugs fall into which area.

The Arizona Revised Statutes website has a list that names the different kinds of drugs that fall under these drug categories. You can find this list under A.R.S. 13-3401. Arizona’s drug transportation law states that a person is guilty of transporting drugs when he or she transports, imports into the state, offers to transport, sell, or transfer any kind of drug.

Arizona’s laws governing drug transportation are just as serious as the laws governing the manufacturing of drugs. If you’re facing drug transportation charges in any AZ city, it’s imperative that you contact a skilled drug crime attorney at JacksonWhite. You can schedule a free consultation with drug crime defense lawyer, Jeremy Geigle by calling 480-818-9943.

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