Methamphetamine, also known as meth, ice, speed, crystal, glass, methylamphetamine, and desoxyephedrine, is a psychostimulant.
Methamphetamine increases alertness, concentration, energy, and in high doses, can induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem
and increase libido. Methamphetamine has a high potential for abuse and addiction.
Methamphetamine is a Schedule II controlled substance and the production, distribution, sale, and possession of methamphetamine is restricted or illegal.
3rd degree felony.
A defendant commits a 3rd degree felony possession ofwhen they knowingly and intentionally possess or use a methamphetamine analog or methamphetamine, unless it was obtained under a valid prescription or order, directly from a practitioner while acting in the course of the person's professional practice.
3rd degree felony: A fine not to exceed $5,000, plus a 90%
(Utah Code Ann. §76-3-301(a)(b), Utah Code Ann. §51-9-401)
The court may order the accused to pay restitution if convicted of this crime.
(Utah Code Ann. §77-38a-301)
3rd degree felony: A term of imprisonment not to exceed 5 years.
(Utah Code Ann. §76-3-203(3))
A defendant convicted of a 3rd degree felony methamphetamine possession may not posses, use or have
control of a firearm or ammunition for life.
(Utah Code Ann. §76-10-503, 18 U.S.C. §921-930)
A defendant convicted of a 3rd degree felony methamphetamine possession must provide a DNA specimen.
(Utah Code Ann. §53-10-403(2))
Utah's Driver License Division will immediately suspend for 6 months the license of a person upon
receiving a record of a conviction for possession of methamphetamine.
(Utah Code Ann. §53-3-220(c))
Possession of methamphetamine subjects the defendant seizure and forfeiture in accordance with the
procedures and substantive protections of Utah Uniform Forfeiture Procedures Act. This means that
defendant's car, land, house, belongings, and money can be seized by the State of Utah.
(Utah Code Ann. §58-37-13)
Learn more about crimes related to Methamphetamine Possession. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (801) 505-1586.