What Can Happen If I'm Caught with Drugs? in Rights

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Taking or selling drugs is risky to your health, your lifestyle and your freedom. Find out the legal consequences you would face for taking or selling drugs.

Class A - heroin, cocaine, LSD, ecstasy

Class A drugs are seen to be the most dangerous and come with the highest legal consequences too.

Possession:

  • Up to 7 years in prison for 7 years
  • An unlimited fine

Supply:

  • Life sentence in prison
  • An unlimited fine

Class B - cannabis, amphetamines

Possession:

  • Up to 5 years in prison
  • An unlimited fine

Supply:

  • Up to 14 years in prison
  • An unlimited fine

Class C - diazepam and ketamine

Possession:

  • Up to 2 years in prison
  • An unlimited fine

Supply:

  • Up to 14 years in prison
  • An unlimited fine

New Psychoactive Substances or 'legal highs'

Possessing these substances with the intent to supply (sell them to other people), offering to supply (like giving some to your mates) or importing legal highs (buying them from internet sites based abroad to be delivered here) can mean you can get up to 7 years in prison and/or a fine. 

Other consequences

With a drug conviction you'll also find it difficult to travel to other countries. Imagine being stuck here while your friends head off travelling round the world...

And it's not just the legal consequences of drugs that are a risk, taking any illegal drugs or 'legal highs'  can be very dangerous for both your body and mind

If you need help and support for drug issues you can contact talktofrank for advice.