Charged with possession of meth in Mississippi? Here are some facts you need to know:
Law enforcement in Mississippi considers methamphetamine (“meth”) to be an epidemic in this State. Naturally, as law enforcement has focused more attention on meth cases, the number of people charged with possession of methamphetamine has sharply increased.
Possession of meth is illegal under Mississippi criminal law. Pursuant to Mississippi Code Section 41-29-139, “it is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess [methamphetamine].”
Potential penalties for possession of meth depend on the amount of the drug in the defendant’s possession at the time of his arrest. Following are the amounts and penalties for possession of methamphetamine:
Less than 0.1 gram: 1 to 4 years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine;
0.1 gram, but less than 2 grams: 2 to 8 years in prison and a $50,000.00 fine;
2 grams, but less than 10 grams: 4 to 16 years, and a $250,000.00 fine;
10 grams, but less than 30 grams: 6 to 24 years in prison and a $500,000.00 fine;
30 grams or more: 10 to 30 years in prison, and a $1,000,000.00 fine.
Mississippi law carries severe penalties for possession of methamphetamine. If you have been charged with possession of meth, please contact Jackson, Mississippi criminal defense lawyer Curt Crowley at 601.944.1984, for a free consultation.