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Types of Drug Charges in Loudoun County

There are all sorts of circumstances under which individuals may be charged with various drug offenses in Loudoun County. The most common drug offenses that people find themselves charged with are simple possession of Schedule I or II substances, possession of marijuana, and possession with intent to distribute or actual drug distribution of those drugs. In addition to the most common charges, there are also a variety of other charges such as prescription fraud or prescription forgery that may result in a drug-related charge.  If you have been accused or charged with a drug related offense, contact a Loudoun County drug lawyer today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

Range of Drug Charges in Loudoun County

Some of the different drug offenses a person may find themselves charged with in Loudoun County include possession, possession with intent to distribute, or distribution and manufacturing of drugs. There are a variety of circumstances under which individuals may find themselves charged with any of these offenses. They include operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and being subsequently subject to a search, or being subject of an undercover investigation or controlled buy.

Prescription Drug Charges in Loudoun County

There are a variety of different scenarios in which an individual may find themselves charged with a felony or misdemeanor offense related to the possession of prescription drugs. One of the most common offenses that involve prescription drugs is something called prescription fraud.

Prescription fraud includes such activities as passing an illegal or expired script, passing false information to a doctor in order to have the doctor issue a prescription, changing the amount on the prescription, providing fraudulent information to the pharmacy, or what is called “doctor shopping.” Doctor shopping is when the accused goes from doctor to doctor with the same symptoms seeking the same medication. This along with the other examples are only some of the various scenarios that may lead to being charged with a prescription drug related offense.

Another scenario that involves prescription drug offenses, and is very common in Loudoun County, is a charge for simple possession of Schedule I or II controlled substance or a Schedule III/IV controlled substance, depending on the type of medication involved.

People find themselves charged with illegal possession despite a prescription when they don’t have the prescription documentation on them or if an officer believes he or she has evidence that someone was using the prescription drugs for non-prescription uses. An example of this could be if during the course of a traffic stop someone is found with a crusher, grinder, or needle in their possession in addition to the prescription drug that they actually have a valid prescription to take.  If that prescription drug is snorted, crushed or injected, then the person may be possessing a legal prescription drug for an illegal purpose. So they may be subject to prosecution.

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