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Drug Crimes in Pennsylvania: Manufacturing Controlled Substances

Drug Crimes in Pennsylvania: Manufacturing Controlled Substances

Many criminal arrests for manufacturing a controlled substance begin with warrants to search homes, vehicles, warehouses or suspected manufacturing facilities. Only after police obtain the evidence needed to prosecute can you be charged with a crime. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you may be aware that you are under surveillance or under investigation for a drug crime. If you suspect that you are going to be arrested and charged, contact a Philadelphia drug manufacturing defense attorney as soon as possible.

In Pennsylvania, you can be prosecuted for being in possession of the materials necessary to manufacture a controlled substance. You can be prosecuted if you own a chemical lab and the substances needed to produce:

  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamines
  • Heroin
  • LSD
  • Opium
  • PCP
  • GHP
  • Other controlled substances

If you are found to be in possession of sufficient amounts of the materials, you can also be charged with drug trafficking under 18 Pa. C.S. §7508. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and options when you are on the verge of prosecution.

Felony charges are likely to be filed for almost any violation of drug manufacturing laws in Philadelphia. You will likely serve at least a year in jail when convicted of the crime as charged. In addition, assets that are presumed to be profits from a drug crime can be seized by a judge if you are convicted and sentenced. If you have been previously convicted of a crime, you could face sentence enhancements. Your Philadelphia drug manufacturing defense lawyers are your first lines of defense against the serious criminal charges filed against you.

For more information, contact an attorney at the Law Offices of David Jay Glassman in Philadelphia.