Understanding Drug Possession & Trafficking Charges in Saskatoon

Have you been charged with drug possession or trafficking? There are a number of different charges that fall under this category, and we’re going to tell you more about them in today’s post.

Drug Possession & Trafficking Charges

Drug possession

Drug possession charges are typically related to drugs found in an individual’s possession, whether on their person or in their belongings. Drug possession charges can be laid even if the drug is not intended for personal use, but rather for sale or distribution. Drug possession charges can also be laid if an individual is caught with drug paraphernalia, such as pipes or bongs.

Trafficking

This is when the police allege that you are involved in the selling or distribution of drugs.

PPT (Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking)

Another type of drug charge is known as possession for the purpose of trafficking or PPT.

Drug production and manufacturing

These charges relate to the process of making illegal drugs. This can include growing or cultivating illegal drugs, cooking methamphetamine in a lab, or creating MDMA pills in a home setting. Drug production and manufacturing charges are some of the most serious drug offences in Canada.

Drug Charges and Penalties

Different types of drug charges carry different penalties, ranging from a fine to imprisonment. The severity of the penalty depends on the type and quantity of drug involved, as well as the individual’s criminal history. Drug charges have a significant impact on an individual’s life, so it’s important to seek expert legal advice if you have been charged with a drug offense. 
Call Linh Pham today if you need a criminal defence lawyer in Saskatoon.

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