The penalties for cocaine, crack, and methamphetamine are stricter than those for marijuana. Again the penalties often are based on the weight of the drug involved. You may be charged with either simple possession or possession with intent to sell.

Simple Possession- Up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and a $2,500.00 fine, if it is the third or greater offense, it is a Class E felony and can carry a sentence of one to six years in jail and a fine up to $3,000.00. In addition, the jury may assess a fine not to exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000), unless otherwise provided by statute. If

Possession with intent to sell— The penalties for possession with intent to sell are as follows:

Class of Felony
Jail Time
.5 grams to 26 gramsClass B Felony8- 30 yearsUp to $100,000.00
26 grams to 300 gramsClass B Felony8- 30 yearsUp to $200,000.00
300 grams or moreClass A Felony15-60 yearsUp to $500,000.00