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Trafficking LSD is a serious criminal offense

On Behalf of | Apr 5, 2024 | Criminal Law |

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a potent hallucinogenic drug that alters a person’s state of consciousness and perception of reality. It is a Schedule I controlled substance under Oklahoma law, which means it has a high potential for abuse and has no accepted medical use.

Oklahoma has strict laws prohibiting the trafficking of LSD. If you face charges, expect severe criminal penalties on conviction.

State laws on trafficking LSD

According to Oklahoma law, the following actions constitute trafficking LSD:

  • Knowingly distributing, manufacturing, delivering into the state or possessing at least one gram of LSD.
  • Possessing LSD or its components with the intent to manufacture at least one gram.
  • Soliciting a person under 18 to distribute or manufacture LSD.

The penalties for trafficking LSD depend on the amount of the substance involved in the offense.

Penalties for trafficking LSD

Per state law, trafficking at least one gram of LSD is a felony offense punishable by a fine of up to $100,000 and 20 years of imprisonment. This sentence has no possibility of parole, and a court can’t suspend it.

Aggravated trafficking of LSD

If the amount of LSD involved in the offense is 10 grams or more, it becomes aggravated trafficking – a much graver crime. It’s punishable by up to $250,000 in fines and life imprisonment. Notably, the substance involved in the crime doesn’t have to be pure LSD; it can be a mixture or substance of 10 grams or more containing a detectable amount of LSD to trigger a violation.

Facing charges for trafficking LSD in Oklahoma can have severe and life-altering consequences. Apart from the prison sentence, a conviction can lead to a felony criminal record, which can hurt your employment and education opportunities. A criminal defense attorney may be able to advise you on your drug offense case while working to protect your rights.