Pennsylvania law prohibits certain actions concerning controlled
substances and other drugs. The following is a small sample
of activities punishable by imprisonment and/or fines:
- Changing the label, misbranding, or changing the properties
of any controlled substance or other drug, devise or cosmetic.
- Forging, counterfeiting, using a mark or stamp or other
identification symbol authorized or required by the controlled
- Manufacturing, selling, delivering or possessing any
- Operating a drug manufacturing facility without a license.
- Acquiring or obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation,
fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge.
- Knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled substance.
- Purchasing or knowing receipt of a controlled substance
form any person not authorized to sell, distribute, dispense
or otherwise deal with the controlled substance.
- Manufacturing or possessing with the intent to deliver
a controlled substance or knowingly creating, delivering
or possessing with intent to deliver a counterfeit controlled
- The possession of a small amount of marihuana (ie. thirty
(30) grams of marihuana or eight (8) grams of hashish).
- The use of or possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia
for the purpose of planting, propagating, cultivating, growing,
harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing,
processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packing, repacking,
storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling
or otherwise introducing into the human.
Distribution of controlled substances to persons under the
age of eighteen (18) can be punishable by a term of imprisonment
up to twice the authorized amount under the Drug Act.
Possession of a controlled substance can be established through
the proximity of the substance and the control the Defendant
has over the substance. The owner of a residence and/or car
can be guilty of possession of controlled substances regardless
of his/her knowledge of the controlled substance through the
doctrine of constructive possession.
There are programs available for certain drug dependant offenders
so that a conviction for the offense can be avoided.
programs are available on a case by case basis. To contact Attorney Carole Hendrick, call 610-489-0295 or click here.
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