South Carolina Drug Crime FAQs

What are the penalties for drug possession in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, drug possession penalties vary based on the type and amount of drug but can range from fines to prison time.

Is marijuana legal in South Carolina?

Recreational marijuana is illegal in South Carolina, while medical marijuana has limited allowances.

What’s the difference between possession and trafficking in South Carolina?

Possession refers to having drugs for personal use, while trafficking typically involves possessing larger quantities, suggesting distribution or sale intentions.

Can a first-time drug offense be expunged in South Carolina?

First-time drug offenses might be eligible for expungement in South Carolina, especially if they meet certain criteria, like successful completion of a diversion program.

What are controlled substances in South Carolina?

Controlled substances in South Carolina are drugs that are regulated by the state, including narcotics, stimulants, depressants, and hallucinogens, among others.

South Carolina Code of Laws – Drug Crimes

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