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?
- 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
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.