Drug Crimes Related to Vaping
Although medical marijuana is legal in Florida, the sale and use of marijuana for all other purposes is against the law. While vape pens were first marketed as a way to inhale nicotine without any harmful effects, using marijuana in this way has greatly increased in popularity. Vape pens can effortlessly change concentrated oils into a vapor that is inhaled.
Users can easily consume marijuana and other controlled substances in public, because the oil, which includes THC, can be made odorless or smell like something totally different, such as gum or fruit.
Recent use of vape pens to consume marijuana has created trouble for individuals that use the pens for legal purposes.
Drug Charges Related to Vape Pens
Police and other drug enforcement officers have been trying to crack down on people that use vaping as a way to consume controlled substances. Besides marijuana, vape pens can be used to take a wide-range of other drugs, including synthetic drugs like Flakka and bath salts. Vape pens can also be used for synthetic marijuana, such as liquid spice and K-2.
Water-soluble synthetics are easily made into liquid concentrates that can be consumed in vape pens, so they can all be ingested just like nicotine products. While selling vape pens may get law enforcement’s attention, it is more likely that manufacturers or suppliers of oils, containing controlled substances, used in the vape pens will get arrested. Manufacturers, distributors and vendors could face criminal charges such as:
- Possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs;
- Distribution of drugs;
- Drug trafficking;
- Paraphernalia charges;
- Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance;
- Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance; and
- Illicit manufacturing of controlled substances
In Florida, the penalties for drug crimes vary depending on what schedule the controlled substance is categorized in. For example, those found in possession of a Schedule I substance, such as bath salts or heroin, are likely to face 1st degree felony charges, which are punishable by up to 30 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $10,000.
Contact Us Today if You Need Help
In Orlando, even minor drug offenses can have serious repercussions. Drug charges related to vape sticks and related liquid concentrates are a fairly new concept. If you have been falsely accused of having a controlled substance in your vaping stick, you need attorney Matthew J. Olszewski to represent you. His style is aggressive and systematic, examining every detail pertaining to your drug charges.
If you have been charged with possession, selling or trafficking of drugs, having a lawyer that specializes in drug crimes will help keep you out of jail or prison. The Florida drug crime defense attorneys at FL Drug Defense Group, are capable of generating the most tactical drug related defenses thinkable.
The FL Drug Defense Group will work hard to protect your freedom. Your initial consultation is complimentary, so contact us online or call today at 407-775-9052 to discuss your vaping related drug charges further.