Drugs and crime feed upon each other; the more drugs, the more crime results to pay for those drugs. The type of drug, from marijuana to meth creates a craving for more, so more crime has to be committed to support the habit.
If the drug confiscated is GHB, heroin, LSD, cocaine or ecstasy, it is classified as a Schedule I or II drug and is found in the Nevada statutes NRS 453. Here are the penalties for drug possession.
1. First conviction would be a category D felony, which would include one to four years in prison and fines up to $5,000 depending on the amount and the intent to sell.
2. A second conviction of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell can result in a category C felony. This is punishable by one to five years in prison and fines up to $10,000.
3. A third conviction of drug possession for sale results in a category B felony punishable by three to fifteen years in prison and a fine up to $20,000.
If arrested with Schedule III, IV or V drugs, such as codeine, Xanax, Valium or cough suppressant there are equally serious punishments.
• A first or second conviction for possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell can result in a category D felony, which is punishable by 1 to 4 years in prison and/or a fine up to $10,000.
• A third or subsequent conviction for drug possession with intent to distribute can result in a category C felony, which is punishable by 1 to 5 years in prison and/or a fine up to $10,000