Drug crimes are some of the most commonly charged offenses in our state. In fact, the majority of inmates in both state and federal Minnesota prisons are serving sentences for drug-related offenses.
Our state penalizes drug possession by the type and amount of controlled substance(s) the defendant is alleged to be in possession of. In general, drugs with the highest potential for abuse and adverse effects (for example, heroin) are most harshly penalized.
Although drug crimes are