Drug Possession on College Campus

For many people, the college experience includes experimentation with alcohol and drugs. However, many students do not realize the implications involved with a drug crime conviction if the offense occurs on campus.

In Oklahoma, purchasing or possessing drugs on a college campus is considered a misdemeanor offense. This law applies to:

  • Marijuana
  • Psilocybin (mushrooms)
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)
  • Acid (LSD)
  • Cocaine
  • Peyote
  • Prescription medications that are not prescribed to you (Xanax, Vicodin, codeine, Ambien, etc.)
  • Any other controlled substance or scheduled drug

Penalties for Felony Drug Possession

Possessing drugs on campus can result in a fine of up to $1,000 as well as up to one year in jail; however, the university or college may punish you separately from the State.

Collateral Consequences

It is important to consider the potential collateral consequences associated with a drug crime conviction. Most colleges and universities have honor codes, and a criminal conviction will almost certainly be considered a violation that could lead to academic penalties or even expulsion. Additionally, a criminal conviction will be permanently marked on your record and be visible to potential employers in the future.

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