Oklahoma courts charge simple drug possession as a misdemeanor offense. However, certain substances result in felony charges. 

If you face a court date for a drug-related charge in Oklahoma, review the possible penalties of a conviction. 

Felony drug offenses

Possession of drugs categorized in Schedule I and Schedule II is a felony in Oklahoma, with the exception of cannabis. If you receive a conviction with no prior offenses, you could receive a prison sentence of at least two and up to 10 years. This conviction also carries a fine of up to $5,000. The state doubles these penalties for a second offense. 

Examples of Schedule and Schedule II controlled substances include: 

  • Heroin 
  • LSD 
  • Oxycodone and other prescription opiates 
  • Amphetamines 
  • Methadone 
  • Hydromorphone 

Misdemeanor drug offenses

You can receive misdemeanor charges for possession of drugs in Schedule III, IV or V. Penalties include up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Examples of substances that result in misdemeanor drug possession in Oklahoma include: 

  • Testosterone 
  • Anabolic steroids 
  • Tylenol or cough syrup with codeine 
  • Ketamine 
  • Ambien 
  • Valium 
  • Xanax 
  • Prescription narcotics 

In addition to these penalties, Oklahoma may double fines and impose longer prison terms for subsequent or enhanced offenses. Examples of enhanced offenses include using a minor to help transport controlled substances, possession in the presence of a child younger than 12, possession within 1,000 feet of a school zone and distribution within 2,000 feet of a school zone. 

Some offenders may qualify for probation. The court may require these individuals to attend a substance abuse rehabilitation program.