Idaho's meth laws are tough, too:
- Making or selling meth is a felony punishable by a prison term up to life and a fine of up to $25,000
- Possessing meth is a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine
- Anyone at a place where meth is being made, sold or used faces up to 90 days in jail and up to a $300 fine
Oklahoma. Here, meth-related crimes and punishments include:
- From two years to life in prison and a fine of up to $20,000 for making or selling meth - it's at least 20 years in prison and at least a $50,000 fine if the meth contains pseudoephedrine
- Double the time of imprisonment and fine if the violator is at least 18 years old and uses someone under 18 years old to sell or make meth
- Double the time of imprisonment and fine for selling meth within 2,000 feet of a school, park or public housing project
West Virginia. In this state:
- Making or selling meth is felony, punishable by a prison term of one to five years and a fine of up to $15,000
- Operating a meth lab is a felony punishable by a prison term of 2 to 10 years and a fine of $5,000 to $25,000
- Possessing meth is a misdemeanor punishable by 90 days to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000
Wyoming. The meth-related laws in this state make it a felony:
- To make or sell meth. Violators face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000
- To possess more than three grams of meth. Violators face up to seven years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine (possession of less than three grams is a misdemeanor carrying up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine)
- For anyone over 18 years to make or sell meth in a school bus, or on or within 500 feet of a school zone. Two years of prison and a $1,000 fine may be added to the violator's sentence
Also, anyone who intentionally uses meth in Wyoming faces six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
This is just a sampling of the laws in these states. There are other penalties in these states, and the laws in your state may be different. It's important to check the laws in your area or to talk to an attorney for more details.
Like any other illegal drug, there are harsh consequences for anyone who uses or abuses meth. Think twice about getting involved with it. The brief high or the fast buck simply aren't worth the health and legal problems.
Questions for Your Attorney
- What are the meth-related criminal penalties in my state?
- What happens if someone who's convicted of a meth crime can't pay the fine ordered by a court?
- Can meth-related conviction be expunged?