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Narcotic Drugs

What Are Narcotic Drugs?

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.

When your freedom and reputation are at risk, you need the best defense possible. Glazer Hammond, PLLC has more than 19 years of combined experience representing clients accused of narcotic drug related crimes.

Former narcotic drug prosecutor, Stephen R. Glazer, knows how to build a strong case for his clients. He will aggressively fight to protect your rights through every step of your case.


Glazer Hammond, PLLC can effectively evaluate the circumstances surrounding your case to create a solid defense that will help you achieve the least severe sentence possible.

We offer free case consultation. Call us at (928) 213-5916 or Contact Us Here to speak with attorney Stephen R. Glazer, today!

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