If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in Maryland, your freedom, career, and finances are all at stake. Unfortunately Maryland has some of the harshest drug laws in the entire country. That's why you need an experienced attorney on your side. 

Drug Possession

According to Maryland law, a person may not:


Possess or administer to another a controlled dangerous substance, unless obtained directly or by prescription or order from an authorized provider acting in the course of professional practice; or


Obtain or attempt to obtain a controlled dangerous substance, or procure or attempt to procure the administration of a controlled dangerous substance by:

  1. Fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, or subterfuge;

  2. The counterfeiting or alteration of a prescription or a written order;

  3. The concealment of a material fact;

  4. The use of a false name or address;

  5. Falsely assuming the title of or representing to be a manufacturer, distributor, or authorized provider; or

  6. Making, issuing, or presenting a false or counterfeit prescription or written order.


Drug Possession Penalties:

Possession of any controlled substances besides marijuana is classified as a misdemeanor, and is punishable by up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.


If you are found in possession of excessive amounts of any controlled substance (which suggests your intent was to distribute) can be charged as a felony, and you would be facing harsher penalties.

For example:

There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in prison and up to a $100,000 fine for possession of the following controlled substances in the specified amount:

  • Fifty pounds of Marijuana 

  • 448 grams of Cocaine 

  • 50 grams of crack cocaine 

  • 28 grams of opium, morphine, heroin, etc. 

  • 1,000 dosage units of LSD 

  • 16 ounces of PCP 

  • 448 grams of methamphetamine 

If you've been charged with a drug crime, call my office now to schedule your free consultation. We'll go through the individual facts of your case and formulate a plan to get you the best results possible. 


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