According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in 2018, approximately 1,654,282 arrests were made for drug law violations in the United States. In Iowa, drug crimes can include drug manufacturing, possession, delivery, and possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance. If convicted of a drug crime, the defendant could be facing hefty fines, lengthy prison sentences, and other potential social ramifications.
If you have been arrested and charged with a drug crime or if you are under investigation for a drug offense, it is crucial that you retain an aggressive and highly-skilled criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and craft a strong defense. For over 30 years, I have been committed to providing comprehensive guidance and aggressive representation in drug law violation cases. As your attorney, I will fight strongly to defend your rights and ensure that you get fair treatment.
Olberding Law Office is proud to serve clients throughout Nevada, Iowa, and the surrounding communities of Story County, Marshall County, Boone County, Hamilton County, and Hardin County.
Common Drug Charges in Iowa
In Iowa, a person can be charged with any of the following drug-related offenses:
Possession of a Controlled Substance
The possession, distribution, and use of certain illicit and prescription drugs are controlled by law enforcement agencies at both the state and federal level. If you’ve been found to be in possession of a controlled substance or controlled substances have been found on a property registered in your name, you may be subjected to criminal prosecution.
Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance
Drug manufacturing occurs when an individual partakes in any process involved in creating an illicit drug or controlled substance. Such activities can include growing marijuana, mixing chemicals, and cooking methamphetamine. In fact, assisting in the drug manufacturing process qualifies as drug manufacturing and may subject the accused to criminal prosecution.