Federal and State Drug Laws

Washington State Drug Laws

RCW 46.61.502 & RCW 46.61.504

RCW 46.61.517 & RCW 46.20.308: Refusal of person to Take Alcohol Test or drug concentration

RCW 66.24.481: Public Place or Club

RCW 66.44.100: Opening or Consuming Liquor in Public Place

RCW 66.44.200: Sales to Persons Apparently Under the Influence of Liquor

RCW 66.44.270: Furnishing Liquor to Minors— Possession, Use

RCW 66.44.290: Minors Purchasing

RCW 66.44.310: Misrepresenting Age

RCW 66.44.325 & RCW 66.44.328: False Identification

RCW 66.44.370: Resisting Arrest

RCW 69.41.350: Penalties of possessing

RCW 69.50.401: Prohibited Acts: A - Penalties

RCW 69.50.406: Distribution to Persons Under Age 18

RCW 69.50.408: Second or Subsequent Offenses

RCW 69.50.410: Prohibited Acts: D - Penalties

RCW 69.50.412: Prohibited Acts: E - Penalties

RCW 69.50.412: Prohibited Acts: E -- Penalties (as amended by 2013 c 3)

RCW 69.50.420: Violations – Juvenile Driving Privileges

RCW 69.50.430: Additional Fine for Certain Felony Violations

RCW 69.52.030: Imitation Substances

Washington Legal Sanctions Relating to Manufacturing, Selling, or Delivering a Controlled Substance

Schedule I or II Narcotic (i.e., cocaine, heroin, opium) Quantity: Less than two kilograms.

Schedule I or II Narcotic (i.e., cocaine, heroin, opium) Quantity: Two or more kilograms.

 Any other controlled substance classified in Schedule I, II, III, IV, or V. Quantity: Any.

Sale for profit of any controlled substance classified in Schedule I. Quantify: Any.

Sale of heroin Quantity: Any.

Use of drug paraphernalia to plant, grow, store, inject, or otherwise insert into the human body a controlled substance Quantity: Any.

Legal Sanctions Relating To Violations of Washington Alcohol Beverage Control Act

Sale or supply of liquor to any person under the age of 21.

Possession, consumption, or acquisition of liquor by any person under the age of 21 (Minor in Possession/ MIP).

Purchase or attempted purchase of liquor by any person under the age of 21*.

*For those between the ages of 18 and 21: Fine of not less than $250 and not fewer than 25 hours of community service.


Sanctions for possession and trafficking of controlled substances under Title 21 United States Code (USC) Controlled Substances Act:

21 U.S.C. 844 (a)

Any individual who knowingly possesses a controlled substance that is listed in section 841(b)(1)(A) of this title in violation of section 844 of this title in an amount that, as specified by regulation of the Attorney General, is a personal use amount shall be liable to the United States for a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each such violation.

21 U.S.C. 853 (A) (2) and 21 U.S.C. 881 (a) (4) and 21 U.S.C. 881 (a) (7)

Forfeiture and property used to possess a controlled substance if the offense is punishable by more than one year imprisonment Forfeiture of vehicles, boats, or aircraft used to transport or conceal a controlled substance. Civil fine of up to $10,000.

21 U.S.C. 853a and 18 U.S.C. 922 (g) and prosecutions under 18 U.S.C. 922 (g)(8)

Denial of Federal benefits, such as student loans, grants, contracts, and licenses, up to 1 year for first offense, up to 5 years for subsequent offenses. Revocation of Federal licenses and benefits, e.g. pilot licenses, public housing tenancy, etc., are within the authority of some Federal agencies. Ineligible to receive or purchase a firearm.