Transportation of The Controlled Substance
The production and use of illegal drugs is a topic that receives a lot of attention, but an equally important component of this supply chain is the transportation of the controlled substance. In California, Health and Safety code 11352 deem the transportation, importation and selling of such substances illegal. It is such a guarded crime, that even to attempt or offer it is punishable under the law.
HS 11352 qualifies the transportation of drugs that are for sale as illegal, and generally applies to heroin, cocaine, LSD, opiates, and other highly controlled things. Though the code specifies the sale of drugs, it also prohibits an individual from giving drugs away without receiving any form of payment.
HS 11352 can be violated by a range of individuals, not just experienced drug transporters. The consequences of violating HS 11352 can be extremely severe, as the crime is classified as a felony. If found guilty, a defendant can face up to nine years in a California jail and a fine of up to $20,000. So, if charged with transporting, selling, or giving away controlled substances, an individual should seek the counsel of a criminal attorney. An experienced attorney can help argue that the defendant is innocent or unknowingly committed the crime of which they have been accused.