Legal restrictions placed on the use of controlled drugs are aimed at preventing drug misuse. It is an offence simply to possess a controlled drug and a much more serious offence to possess a controlled drug with the intent to supply it to another.

Other drug offences include producing or cultivating drugs, importing drugs or allowing your premises to be used in the supply of drugs. Supply is the act of passing a controlled drug from one person to another.

If you are under 18 and caught with drugs, the police can inform your parent, guardian or carer. Your penalty will depend on: the class and quantity of drug, where you and the drugs were found, your personal history (previous crimes, including any previous drug offences) and other aggravating or mitigating facts. You can be fined or imprisoned for taking, carrying, making or selling drugs or psychoactive substances.

Sonn Macmillan Walker has considerable experience of defending drugs matters – from the minor allegation of simple possession to cases of alleged substantial supply, production, cultivation or importation of controlled drugs.

Contact Tim Walker or Amy Cox.