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Delivery/Distribution of Controlled Substance in St. Louis and St. Charles County:

A criminal charge for delivery or distribution of a controlled substance in St. Louis or St. Charles County is a very serious offense which almost always results in a felony on your record if convicted of the charge. When you are charged with delivery of a controlled substance you want to have somebody on your side who is knowledgeable about the subject, who has had District Attorney drug training and has handled many cases involving the delivery and distribution of a controlled substance. At the Krupp law firm, we have the experience and have had success analyzing the consistency of lab reports and the evidence involving prescription drug charges.

Overview of Missouri Law on Delivery and Distribution Charges in Missouri:

Delivery of a controlled Substance - E to B Felony

In Missouri, a person commits the offense of delivery of a controlled substance if, except as authorized in this law he or she:

Knowingly distributes or delivers a controlled substance, attempts to distribute or deliver a controlled substance, knowingly possesses a controlled substance with the intent to distribute or deliver any amount of a controlled substance; knowingly permits a minor to purchase or transport illegally obtained controlled substances.

Except when the controlled substance is thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid or as otherwise provided by law, the offense of delivery of a controlled substance is a class C felony.

Except as otherwise provided by law, the offense of delivery of thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid is a class E felony.

The offense of delivery of thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid to a person less than seventeen years of age who is at least two years younger than the defendant is a class C felony.

The offense of delivery of a controlled substance is a class B felony if:

The delivery or distribution is any amount of a controlled substance except thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid, to a person less than seventeen years of age who is at least two years younger than the defendant; or the person knowingly permits a minor to purchase or transport illegally obtained controlled substances.

Distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location: A Felony

A person commits the offense of distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location if he or she knowingly distributes, sells, or delivers any controlled substance, except thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid, to a person with knowledge that that distribution, delivery or sale is: In, on, or within two thousand feet of, the real property comprising a public or private elementary, vocational, or secondary school, or on any school bus; or in, on, or within one thousand feet of, the real property comprising a public park, state park, county park, municipal park, or private park designed for public recreational purposes, as park is defined; or in or on the real property comprising public housing or other governmental assisted housing.

The offense of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location is a class A felony.

Unlawful distribution, delivery, or sale of drug paraphernalia: A Misdemeanor to E Felony

In Missouri, a person commits the offense of unlawful distribution, delivery, or sale of drug paraphernalia if he or she unlawfully distributes, delivers, or sells, or possesses with intent to distribute, deliver, or sell drug paraphernalia knowing, or under circumstances in which one reasonably should know, that it will be used to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance in violation of the law.

The offense of unlawful delivery of drug paraphernalia is a class A misdemeanor, unless done for commercial purposes, in which case it is a class E felony.

Drug Courts in St. Charles and St. Louis County:

For many people charged with delivery or distribution of a controlled substance drug courts are not an option and prosecutors will aim to use the full extent of the law to prosecute those suspected of being drug dealers. Drug courts are aimed at helping people with an addiction get treatment, beat their addiction and also avoid prosecution for the crime. In some circumstances the accused may be eligible for drug court and it might be the best option. It is best to speak with your attorney to see what the best option is for your case.

What do I do when I’m charged with Delivery or Distribution of a Controlled Substance?

Contact a delivery or distribution drug charge lawyer at the Krupp law firm. We have experience handling cases involving delivery and distribution of drugs and understand how to best help you in your time of need while building the top-quality defense and representation you deserve.