Drug Cases 


Possession, Possession with intent to distribute, trafficking, possession of drug related objects 


At A Glance:

Schedule I

The most addictive drugs such as heroin, LSD, ecstasy, and GHB.

Schedule II

Highly addictive including:  methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, morphine, opium, and methadone.

Schedule III

 steroids (i.e. testosterone and ketamine)

Schedule IV and V

These are commonly prescribed by doctors. When taken without a valid prescription, they are considered illegal.

Possession Marijuana Penalties 


  • Marijuana less than 1 oz- up to 12 months in jail
  • Marijuana more than 1 oz- 1-10 years in jail


Possession Schedule I and II penalties

  • 2-15 years in prison, fines (first offense)
  • 5- 30 years in prison, fines (second or more offense) 



Possession Schedule III, IV, V penalties

  • 1-5 years in prison, fines (first offense)
  • 1-15 years in prison, fines (second or more offense) 


Trafficking Penalties

  • 1- 40 years in prison, fines up to 1 million dollars depending on type of drug, weight of drug and other circumstances


Attorney Sarah Payne prosecuted hundreds of these cases a former prosecutor. These cases are extremely serious and you need a lawyer immediately. Contact Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney Sarah Payne today for a free consultation at 678-653-0830.