There are a variety of drug offenses that are illegal in New York City. Some of those offenses include:
- Criminal possession of a controlled substance. There are six degrees of this type of crime, from a class A misdemeanor to a class A-I felony.
- Use of a child to commit a controlled substance offense. Concealing any type of illegal drugs on a child or requiring a child to attempt to sell a controlled substance is a class E felony. New York law states that a child is someone under the age of 16.
- Criminal sale of a controlled substance. This crime can be charged in any one of five degrees. Also, selling illegal drugs on or near school grounds is also a crime and carries additional penalties.
- Criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument. If you knowingly possess an unlawful hypodermic needle or syringe, you can be charged with a class A misdemeanor.
- Criminal injection of a narcotic drug. This is a class E felony that occurs when a person knowingly injects a narcotic drug into someone else with that individual’s permission.
- Criminal possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material. This crime can be a class A misdemeanor or a class E felony.
- Unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. You can be charged with a class D felony to a class B felony if you engage in this crime.
- Unlawful disposal of methamphetamine laboratory material. This class E felony occurs when a person tries to get rid of or disposes of drug materials in order to further a drug operation.
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