Each state has a unique set of laws when it comes to drugs and other prohibited substances. In New York, marijuana is considered an illegal drug and anyone who is caught carrying any amount could face drug charges.
Drug charges vary from simple possession to more serious offenses, such as drug dealing. If you get caught with a small amount of drugs such as OxyContin, ecstasy, methamphetamine, heroin or marijuana, you can be charged with drug possession. If police confiscate a large amount of drugs, you can be charged with drug trafficking, which is an even more serious offense. Each drug offense could bring a different sentence, which often includes prison time, fines, and other penalties.