former student at Oklahoma State University (OSU) who was arrested on suspicion of having small baggies of cocaine in his dorm room pleaded not guilty to the drug charges on March 13. According to court documents, 19-year-old Cord Moore is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a dangerous controlled drug with intent to distribute within 2,000 feet of a university. If the teen is convicted of the two drug charges, he could face significant jail time and other penalties under Oklahoma drug laws. If you have been charged with drug possession or another drug crime in Oklahoma, your first course of action should be to hire our criminal defense attorneys at Atkins & Markoff. Our lawyers have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of accused individuals throughout Oklahoma, and can help you build a strong defense in your case.
PENALTIES FOR DRUG CRIMES IN OK
According to the affidavit, OSU police officers contacted Moore in his dorm room early on the morning of February 10, following a complaint made about a drug violation. Moore allowed the officer to search his room, where the officer reportedly found 30 grams of marijuana, $1,400, multiple small bags of cocaine, and an empty bottle of hydrocodone cough syrup with the prescription label burned off. Moore has been in custody for more than a month on a $15,000 bond, and is set to appear in court next on April 1. Moore pleaded guilty and received a deferred sentence last July for charges including possession of marijuana and obstructing an officer. If the Oklahoma teen is found guilty of the latest drug charges, he could spend more than ten years in jail and pay up to $200,000 in fines, according to Oklahoma law.
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Oklahoma lawmakers are cracking down on drug crimes throughout the state, and these offenses carry more severe penalties now than ever before. If you are facing drug charges like possession of a dangerous controlled drug with intent to distribute, remember that the potential success of your case relies heavily on the expertise of your legal representation. Here at Atkins & Markoff, our criminal defense lawyers understand how devastating a drug crime conviction can be, particularly for teenagers facing a decade or more behind bars. With our reputable criminal defense attorneys on your side, you can ensure that your legal rights are protected and work to have your drug charges reduced to a lesser offense or possibly even dismissed altogether.