Drug Possession for Sale - Health & Safety Code 11351

California Health & Safety Code § 11351 states that it is a felony to possess narcotics with the intent to sell them. 

What Drugs are Covered under H&S § 11351?

  • Cocaine
  • Heroine
  • LSD
  • Methamphetamine
  • Ecstacy
  • MDMA ("Molly")
  • Some prescription medications without a valid prescription
  • Mostly any other illegal narcotic other than Marijuana

What Does the Prosecution Need to Prove?

In order for the prosecution to convict a defendant under H&S § 11351, they must first establish that the accused had the intent to sell. A few common ways in which this can be done is to show that you possessed: 

  • A large quantity of drugs
  • Baggies and scales
  • A large amount of cash
  • Weapons

What Are the Penalties for Conviction?

According to H&S § 11351, a conviction for possession with intent to sell may result in 2-4 years in county jail, as well as a maximum fine of $20,000.