There are over 75 narcotic drugs defined in 13-3401. The most common are heroin, cocaine, opium, morphine, and oxycodone. All charges involving a narcotic drug are classified as felonies. The following table contains subsections of the narcotic drug statute and their corresponding felony levels and associated incarceration lengths.
ARS 13-3408 states: “A person shall not knowingly:”
|Statute||Description||Classified As||Possible Prison Punishment|
|13-3408 A1||Possess or use a narcotic drug||Class 4 Felony||1 to 3.75 years|
|13-3408 A2||Possess a narcotic drug for sale||Class 2 Felony||3 to 12.5 years|
|13-3408 A3||Possess equipment or chemicals, or both, for the purpose of manufacturing a narcotic drug||Class 3 Felony||2 to 8.75 years|
|13-3408 A4||Manufacture a narcotic drug||Class 2 Felony||3 to 12.5 years|
|13-3408 A5||Administer a narcotic drug||Class 2 Felony||3 to 12.5 years|
|13-3408 A6||Obtain or procure the administration of a narcotic drug by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or subterfuge||Class 3 Felony||2 to 8.75 years|
|13-3408 A7||Transport for sale, import into this state, offer to transport for sale or import into this state, sell, transfer or offer to sell or transfer a narcotic drug||Class 2 Felony||3 to 12.5 years|
These punishments are only for non-dangerous, non-repetitive felony charges. In addition to jail or prison, a convicted drug offender may be required to pay fines, complete community restitution hours, and serve a possible term of probation. Probation may be mandatory for certain drug offenses.
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