Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree has many different subdivisions, but likely will be charged in one of the following circumstances:

  • A substance containing a Narcotic Drug (Heroin, Cocaine; any amount)
  • A substance containing a stimulant (Adderall/Ritalin), hallucinogen (Mushrooms, Peyote), hallucinogenic substance, or Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD/ACID) of any amount when you have a prior conviction for any drug sale
  • 1 gram or more of a Stimulant (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 1 milligram or more of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD, Acid)
  • 25 milligrams or more of a Hallucinogen (Mushrooms, Peyote)
  • 1 gram or more of a Hallucinogenic Substance
  • 1/8 ounce or more of a substance containing Methamphetamine
  • 250 milligrams or more of Phencyclidine (PCP, Angel Dust)

CSCS 3rd degree is a class B felony. Therefore, you face up to 9 years in a state correctional facility with an additional 1 to 2 years of post-release supervision. Your prison time could involve CASAT or SHOCK. You could serve up to 1 year in local jail, or probation for up to 5 years. You may also be sentenced to take part in Judicial Diversion or another Drug Court program. Your driver’s license and registration may be suspended for 6 months. You may also be fined up to $30,000 or be ordered to pay restitution and other fees.