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North Carolina Cocaine Laws

The possession, sale, or trafficking of cocaine is a felony crime in most states. Possession of even a small amount of the drug is charged as a Class I felony in North Carolina, which is punishable by up to one year in jail. North Carolina cocaine laws are similar to cocaine laws in other states, although the state doesn't offer drug abatement programs -- in which the defendant receives drug treatment in lieu of jail -- for cocaine possession.

The charges and penalties under North Carolina's cocaine laws are listed below. See FindLaw's Drug Charges section for additional resources.

Code Section 90-86, et seq.
Possession Class I felony, 6-12 mos. in jail
Sale Class G felony; Selling of controlled substance to person under 16 or pregnant female or within 300 ft. of school property: Class E felony
Trafficking 28-200 g.: Class G felony, 35-51 mos. and $50,000; 200-400 g.: Class F felony, 70-93 mos. and $100,000; 400 g. and over: Class D felony, 175-222 mos. and $250,000

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a North Carolina drug crime attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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