Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Alabama has new drug law that poses risks for convicted drug offenders

Alabama has passed a new anti-drug law that calls for jail time for convicted drug offenders, even misdemeanants, for buying over-the-counter ephedrine or pseudophedrine.

In 2012 the legislature passed a new drug offense law but didn’t publicize it so it’s not well known. 

Alabama now has a law that if you’re convicted of a drug offense, and that’s a drug offense anywhere in any state, you are prohibited from legally buying ephedrine in Alabama. In short, if you’re a convicted drug offender, including misdemeanor drug paraphernalia, and you go to a pharmacy or other store and legally buy ephedrine, you can go to jail.

The first offense is a misdemeanor, but subsequent offenses are felonies with hefty prison sentences attached.

So, beware. 

If you've got a drug conviction, avoid ephedrine and pseudophedrine like the plague. If you buy it legally, you have committed an offense which could land you in prison.

And if you do get charged under this law, remain silent, don't talk to the cops and demand your lawyer. 

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