Arrested for cocaine? The severity of your charges will depend upon the factors of your case, such as the amount of the cocaine and what you were in possession of it for. Cocaine is a Schedule II drug according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

If you were arrested for a cocaine-related offense, contact the Phoenix drug crime lawyers at MayesTelles PLLC today.


Chapter 34 of Title 13 of the Arizona Revised Statutes lists all drug offenses. Arizona groups drug offenses by class, and there are three classes: prescription-only drugs, dangerous drugs, and narcotic drugs. Cocaine is considered a narcotic drug per § 13-3401 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. Offenses relating to cocaine include, but are not limited to –

  • Cocaine Possession
    Per § 13-3408 of the ARS, it is illegal to knowingly possess or use a narcotic drug such as cocaine. In Arizona, this is a class 4 felony. People convicted of this class 4 felony who do not have any prior related felonies might be eligible for probation.
  • Trafficking in Cocaine
    Transporting for sale, importing, or exporting cocaine to/from the state of Arizona is a class 2 felony. Those convicted of this class 2 felony are not eligible for probation or pardon.
  • Cocaine Manufacturing
    Manufacturing cocaine is a class 2 felony. Those convicted of cocaine manufacturing are not eligible for pardon or probation.
  • Sale & Distribution of Cocaine
    Possession of cocaine for sale is a class 2 felony and distributing cocaine to another person is also a class 2 felony. Those convicted are not eligible for pardon or probation.

Anyone convicted of a cocaine offense could face prison time as well as community service and heavy fines.


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