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Is Possession a Felony Offense in Illinois?

Is Possession a Felony Offense in Illinois?

Under Illinois laws, there are two different categories of drug possession, including possession of a controlled substance (720 ILCS 570/402) and possession of marijuana (720 ILCS 550/4). Any illegal drug other than marijuana is categorized as a controlled dangerous substances (CDS). Common controlled substances that are illegal include, heroin, cocaine, pentazocine, ketamine, morphine, methaqualone, PCP, LSD, methamphetamine, peyote, and barbituric acid.

Possession of Less than 15 Grams

Possession of a controlled substance less than 15 grams is classified as a Class 4 Felony.

Penalties for this offense include:

  • Up to $25,000 in fines
  • Jail time of 1-3 years

Possession of More than 15 Grams

Possession of a controlled substance more than 15 grams is considered a Class 1 Felony. The specific penalties depend on the type of controlled substance and how much of the substance is in the individual’s possession.

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