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Washington Cocaine Laws

Cocaine is an illegal drug in all states, with separate charges for possession, sale, and trafficking. Washington cocaine laws are similar to those in other states. While simple possession can result in up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine, defendants with relatively clean criminal records may qualify for a first-time offender waiver. This allows offenders to enter a drug treatment program, perform community service, and serve probation instead of prison time.

Washington's cocaine laws are summarized in the box below. See FindLaw's Drug Charges section for more articles and resources.

Code Section 69.50.101, et seq.
Possession Up to 5 yrs. and/or $10,000 for any amount (may qualify for a first-time offender waiver or probation in lieu of incarceration); Subsequent offense: double penalties
Sale Class B felony - (1) up to 10 yrs. and/or $25,000 for less than 2 kg.); (2) $100,000 and $50 for each g. in excess of 2 kg. Subsequent offense: up to double penalties; Sale within 1000 ft. of school: double penalties; Sale to minor: Class C felony
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Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Washington drug crime attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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