By Carlos Gamino

In the state of Wisconsin, it’s illegal to sell drugs that are prescribed to you – even if they’re not narcotics. But what will happen to you if you sell prescriptions to a friend, a family member or even a stranger? This guide explains.

What Happens if You Sell Your Prescription Drugs in Wisconsin?

If you sell your prescription drugs, you could be charged with a felony. The offense is punishable by up to 3 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. If you sell narcotics, you could be charged with a felony and face up to 25 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. In addition, if you’re caught selling drugs near a school or park, you’ll be charged with a felony and face up to 6 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

If you’re caught selling prescription drugs, the police will confiscate them (what you have left, anyway). They may also search your home and seize any other illegal drugs they find. If you’re caught selling narcotics, the police will also confiscate the drugs and may arrest you on the spot.

Related: What happens if you’re busted for drug dealing in Wisconsin?

Possession of Drugs With Intent to Sell

Sometimes people get prescriptions with the intent to sell them (rather than to take the drugs themselves to treat a medical condition). If the state of Wisconsin can prove that you possessed drugs with the intent to sell them, you could be charged with a serious felony. The penalties for this crime are much more severe than those associated with simple possession of drugs.

The possible penalties depend on several factors, including:

  • The type of drug you possessed
  • The amount of the drug you possessed
  • Whether you have any prior convictions

Possession of drugs with intent to sell is a very serious offense in Wisconsin. If you are charged with this crime, you should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. An experienced lawyer can help you understand the charges against you and work to get them reduced or dismissed.

Related: Common drug offenses in Wisconsin

Do You Need to Talk to an Attorney About Selling Prescription Drugs in Wisconsin?

If you’ve been accused of selling your own (or someone else’s) prescription drugs, you may need to speak to a Wisconsin drug crime defense attorney as soon as possible. Call our office at 414-383-6700 now to schedule a free consultation. We will ask you some questions and begin to develop a strategy to get you the best possible outcome in your case.

Attorney Carlos Gamino