Criminal Law

Drug Abuse Violations

The violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution, and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation, or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance. Arrests for violations of state and local laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs.

The UCR Program collects information on arrests for drug abuse violations based on the narcotics involved. Agencies must include all arrests for violations, including attempts, and subdivide the arrests by differentiating between Sale/Manufacturing and Possession:

Sale/Manufacturing

  1. Opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine)
  2. Marijuana
  3. Synthetic narcotics—manufactured narcotics which can cause true drug addiction (demerol, methadones)
  4. Dangerous nonnarcotic drugs (barbiturates, benzedrine)

Possession

  1. Opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine)
  2. Marijuana
  3. Synthetic narcotics—manufactured narcotics which can cause true drug addiction (demerol, methadones)
  4. Dangerous nonnarcotic drugs (barbiturates, benzedrine)