Cocaine

Cocaine is another example of a drug which both the state and federal governments take very seriously. Second only to marijuana, cocaine is one of the most widely used drugs in America.  At one time cocaine was used to treat a number of medical conditions including nasal infections.  It is thought that President Roosevelt may have had cocaine applied to his sinuses just before his famous "Day of Infamy" speech following the bombing of pearl harbor. None-the-less as you can see below cocaine is illegal and punished harshly.

Cocaine charges are very serious in both federal and state court.  Cocaine charges include the buying and selling of cocaine and the mere possession of cocaine.  Under the proper circumstances all can be felonies.  Federal cocaine charges are especially serious.  For more on federal drug charges click here. Nick Sarcone and Dean Stowers are skilled state and federal drug defense attorneys.  If you are facing cocaine charges we will fight for you!  Call now! 1-866-959-1190

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Here is a selection of Iowa statutes on cocaine charges:

  • IOWA CODE SECTION 124.401 – COCAINE

1. Except as authorized by this chapter, it is unlawful for any person to manufacture, deliver, or possess with the intent to manufacture or deliver, a controlled substance, a counterfeit substance, or a simulated controlled substance, or to act with, enter into a common scheme or design with, or conspire with one or more other persons to manufacture, deliver, or possess with the intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, a counterfeit substance, or a simulated controlled substance.

a. Violation of this subsection, with respect to the following controlled substances, counterfeit substances, or simulated controlled substances is a class "B" felony, and notwithstanding section 902.9, subsection 1, paragraph "b", shall be punished by confinement for no more than fifty years and a fine of not more than one million dollars:

More than five hundred grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of any of the following:

  • Coca leaves, except coca leaves and extracts of coca leaves from which cocaine, ecgonine, and derivatives of ecgonine and their salts have been removed.
  • Cocaine, its salts, optical and geometric isomers, or salts of isomers.
  • Ecgonine, its derivatives, their salts, isomers, or salts of isomers.
  • Any compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of any of the substances referred to in subparagraph divisions (a) through (c).

More than fifty grams of a mixture or substance described in subparagraph (2) which contains cocaine base.

b. Violation of this subsection with respect to the following controlled substances, counterfeit substances, or simulated controlled substances is a class "B" felony, and in addition to the provisions of section 902.9, subsection 1, paragraph "b", shall be punished by a fine of not less than five thousand dollars nor more than one hundred thousand dollars:

(2) More than one hundred grams but not more than five hundred grams of any of the following:

  • Coca leaves, except coca leaves and extracts of coca leaves from which cocaine, ecgonine, and derivatives of ecgonine and their salts have been removed.
  • Cocaine, its salts, optical and geometric isomers, or salts of isomers.
  • Ecgonine, its derivatives, their salts, isomers, or salts of isomers.
  • Any compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of any of the substances referred to in subparagraph divisions (a) through (c).

(3) More than ten grams but not more than fifty grams of a mixture or substance described in subparagraph (2) which contains cocaine base.

c. Violation of this subsection with respect to the following controlled substances, counterfeit substances, or simulated controlled substances is a class "C" felony, and in addition to the provisions of section 902.9, subsection 1, paragraph "d", shall be punished by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars nor more than fifty thousand dollars:

(2) One hundred grams or less of any of the following:

  • Coca leaves, except coca leaves and extracts of coca leaves from which cocaine, ecgonine, and derivatives of ecgonine and their salts have been removed.
  • Cocaine, its salts, optical and geometric isomers, or salts of isomers.
  • Ecgonine, its derivatives, their salts, isomers, or salts of isomers.
  • Any compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of any of the substances referred to in subparagraph divisions (a) through (c).

(3) Ten grams or less of a mixture or substance described in subparagraph (2) which contains cocaine base.

Possession of cocaine with the intent to deliver, delivery of cocaine, manufacture of cocaine and conspiracy to do all of the aforementioned is a serious felony offense in Iowa. You need experienced attorneys to help navigate through these treacherous waters. Call us immediately if you have been charged with any cocaine related crime.  If you have been charged federally, it is even more important you call. For more information on federal drug crimes click here. For more on how we approach a case click here. CALL NOW! 1-866-959-1190