Understanding the Consequences of Dealing Drugs in Pennsylvania

Distribution of drugs is illegal in Pennsylvania.  Controlled substances include illegal drugs and narcotics such as cocaine, heroine, marijuana, methamphetamines, and so on.

Possession of Drugs with Intent to Deliver.

Possession with the intent to distribute drugs, also known as “PWID”, is criminal offense under the Pennsylvania Controlled Substances, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act.  PWID is a serious crime and constitutes an ungraded felony offense.  The penalties for a PWID may be determined by: the amount of the drug, the type of drug, and if there were any previous offenses.  When you are dealing with drug distribution charges in Pennsylvania, the more dangerous the drug the harsher the penalty can be.  Drug distribution charges can include long prison sentences, huge fines, and you may pay the ultimate price in your career if you have a drug conviction on your permanent record.

What are some Circumstances that can result in a PWID Arrest/Charge?

You can be charged with a PWID under different circumstances.  Some of those circumstances can be as follows:

  • If you are found with a large amount of an illegal drug or narcotic, or if a police officer believes you have an amount that is more than just for your own use;
  • If you are seen by a police officer dealing illegal drugs;
  • If an officer discovers circumstantial evidence like packaging, a scale, or large sums of money, it may show that there is an intent to sell or distribute illegal drugs; or
  • If you are discovered distributing a drug to friends for free use.

What Should I Do if I’m Charged With a PWID?

If you are charged with a PWID, a criminal defense attorney can help you understand your rights.  You should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to talk about your case.

If you have been charged with a crime in Pennsylvania and require strong legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact The Conner Law Group to schedule a consultation today.