Drug trafficking laws regulate and punish the selling, importing, distributing, and manufacturing of a controlled substance. Another type of drug crime involves transporting a controlled substance. In California, ketamine is a Schedule I controlled substance in California and is illegal to transport.
In California, transporting ketamine is to move it from one location to another. But the law doesn’t require the distance between locations to be a certain amount. The defendant can be charged with transporting a controlled substance from one room to another or from Los Angeles to Sacramento.
No. To sell ketamine means the defendant wanted something of value in exchange for the drug, which is another charge. While transporting only means to move the drug from one place to another.
Yes. Transporting drug defenses are available and they depend on the facts of the case.
Yes. Transporting ketamine is a serious charge with years in prison at stake. Contact a California criminal lawyer about helping with your case.
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