Felony Drug Possession

The following are some controlled substances that the state of Ohio deems to be an automatic felony:

• Acetylmethadol
• Morphine
• Hydroxypethidine (Bemidone)
• Opium
• Oxycodone
• Morpheridine
• Propiram
• Codeine
• Fentanyl

There are some exceptions to this rule. Certain controlled substances that are more common have their own specific conditions, based on bulk amount for a felony charge.

These controlled substances include:
• Cocaine
• Hashish
• Marijuana
• Heroin
• LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide)

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Felony Drug Possession Penalties

Felonies are classified under five classes, where a first-degree felony is the harshest sentencing and a fifth-degree felony has the lightest penalties. The following are the maximum penalties for all types of felonies.

5th Degree Felony Possible fine up to $2,500 and Up to 12 months in prison
4th Degree Felony Possible fine up to $5,000 and Up to 18 months in prison
3rd Degree Felony Possible fine up to $10,00 and up to 5 years in prison
2nd Degree Felony Possible fine up to $15,000 and up to 8 years in prison
1st Degree Felony Possible fine up to $20,000, Up to 11 Years in Prison, Possible mandatory prison term

Additionally, many drug offense penalties include a driver’s license suspension whether the alleged incident involved a vehicle or not. This can occur for any level offence and is mandatory for felony level convictions.

The bulk amounts that constitute a felony offense for these controlled substances include:

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