Illegal drugs are substances deemed unlawful to use, possess, sell, or distribute without a prescription or authorization under federal and/or state law.
Yes. It is illegal to sell any drugs, even prescription drugs, online, including on websites such as Craigslist. The majority of websites prohibit the sale of drugs.
No. Selling drugs merely means exchanging them for something of value. This means the individuals could still be selling drugs by exchanging them for non-monetary items or services, such as sexual services or assistance in distributing the drugs to others.
The types of illegal drugs that are typically sold online include marijuana, ecstasy, flakka, and cocaine. Sellers usually place the ads on the trade area of websites. In order to avoid being flagged for selling illegal drugs, sellers use coded language, obscure names, and street terms to inform potential buyers of the drugs that they are selling.
Sellers are normally caught when they make a transaction to sell the drugs to undercover drug agents or police officers.
Yes. According to federal law, it is illegal for an individual not licensed to write prescriptions to sell or give prescription drugs off- or online.
Popular prescription drugs, such as Oxycontin, Valium, Viagra, and Vicodin, are frequently sold online.
Anyone arrested for selling illegal drugs online may be charged with drug trafficking. The crime of drug trafficking is defined as dealing or trading illegal drugs. The terms “trade” or “deal” refer to:
Drug trafficking also includes the attempt to do any of the above types of activities.
If a person is found guilty of drug trafficking, penalties may include:
You may face tough penalties for selling drugs online. You should contact a criminal attorney to discuss possible defenses and positive legal outcomes of your case.
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