With the start of the new year, Oklahoma rang in a new anti-meth law in an effort to crack down on meth labs throughout the state. Beginning on January 1, 2013, Oklahoma entered into a multi-state registry that keeps track of who is purchasing pseudoephedrine – a main ingredient in manufacturing meth – and who …
With the start of the new year, Oklahoma rang in a new anti-meth law in an effort to crack down on meth labs throughout the state. Beginning on January 1, 2013, Oklahoma entered into a multi-state registry that keeps track of who is purchasing pseudoephedrine – a main ingredient in manufacturing meth – and who has prior convictions for meth-related offenses. If you have been arrested for the possession, manufacture or distribution of meth in Oklahoma, you could be facing serious criminal charges that may affect the rest of your life. Contact our reputable criminal defense attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center today to protect your legal rights and discuss your possible defense options.
Database Established to Track Pseudoephedrine Purchases
According to officials with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, for years now, there has been a limit on the amount of psuedoephedrine a person is allowed to purchase, and Oklahomans have been required to scan their driver’s license for each purchase. However, authorities eventually discovered that individuals making meth were purchasing the permitted amount of pseudoephedrine in Oklahoma and then traveling from state to state to acquire more. Now, every time you purchase the drug, your name goes into a national database, a move that is expected to considerably cut down on the number of meth labs across the state of Oklahoma.
Penalties Associated with Meth-Related Offenses
Meth-related offenses are taken very seriously in Oklahoma, and the penalties associated with this type of crime are harsh. The majority of drug charges in Oklahoma are prosecuted as felony offenses, including drug trafficking, possession with the intent to distribute and cultivation of a controlled dangerous substance. Being convicted of a felony drug offense for a meth-related crime in Oklahoma may result in severe penalties like mandatory drug testing, loss of rights to carry or possess firearms, or even incarceration for life without the possibility of parole.
Consult Our Experienced Attorneys for Help
Evidenced by this new anti-meth law and other measures taken to crack down on crimes involving meth and other illegal drugs, drug crimes are being prosecuted more aggressively in Oklahoma today than ever before. In fact, many prosecutors and judges are seeking significant jail time even for first-time offenders across the state. If you are facing charges for a meth-related crime in Oklahoma, don’t hesitate to protect your legal rights; contact our knowledgeable defense lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center as soon as possible. Our attorneys have experience defending Oklahomans against drug crimes, and will help you build a strong defense in your case.