Methamphetamine Related Crimes

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 Methamphetamine Related Crimes

     The deadly controlled drug methamphetamine is know by a variety of street names such as crank, Christina, Tina, Cris, Cristy, Meth, Ice, Speed etc. Methamphetamine is a very powerful and addictive stimulant which can be abused in a variety of forms.  Hard core addicts can inject this substance intravenously while less experienced users have been known to snort it or smoke it.

     Unfortunately, not only is methamphetamine extremely addictive, it can be manufactured by obtaining products that are commonly available in local drug stores.  We are all aware of the new requirement that identification must be produced when purchasing cold medication such as Sudafed.  The government tracks individuals who purchase large quantifies of specific types of medications for fear they are being used to manufacture meth.  Quite often, local law enforcement agencies will conduct random inventories of pharmacy records to check for persons of "local interest" whom they suspect may be manufacturing meth.

     Not only is the drug itself extremely dangerous, but the byproducts which are produced from manufacturing this substance, can be lethal.  There are assorted news articles about mobile meth labs in car trunks.  Further, many dealer/addicts resort to the "one pot method' for creating meth.   

     RSA 639-A:2 prohibits a person from possessing or manufacturing meth. Furthermore, there are penalties for storing chemical substances associated with the production of meth along with conspiring with others to obtain the materials.  For example, many meth dealers will ask "ghosts" to purchase the necessary materials in order to avoid detection by local law enforcement agencies.

     If you are convicted of an offense under RSA 639-A:2, you shall be guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 5 years in the New Hampshire State Prison or a fine of up to $10,000, or both. 

     If you have been charged with a meth related offense, contact the Law Office of Chadwick-Fricano-Weber at 603-880-6100.  Not only will we provide you with the best possible legal defense, if necessary, we can connect you with local treatment centers so that you can break the cycle of addiction.  Please do not hesitate to contact us.