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    Almost all crimes relating to controlled substances under the Indiana Code are classified as felony offenses. By Local Court Rules, all prosecutions of felony drug offenses in Clark County are filed by the Prosecuting Attorney in the Clark Superior Court #2, Judge Jerome F. Jacobi presiding.

    Misdemeanor drug offenses may be filed in the Clark Superior Court #3 or any of the City and Town Courts. Misdemeanor drug offenses include Possession of Marijuana Under 30 Grams (IC 35-48-4-11), Dealing in Marijuana Under 30 Grams (IC 35-48-4-10), Glue Sniffing (IC 35-46-6-2), Reckless Possession of Paraphernalia (IC 35-48-4-8.3), Visiting a Common Nuisance (IC 35-48-4-13), and Using or Distributing Nitrous Oxide (IC 35-46-6-3). Drug offenses committed by offenders under 18 years of age must be filed in the Juvenile Court, Clark Superior Court #1 Judge Vicki Carmichael presiding.

    While the number of drug arrests in Clark County remained steady in 2009, the popularity of prescription drugs continued to increase, especially among young offenders.

    2009 Clark
    Superior Court #2
    All other Clark
    County Courts
    CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
    POSSESSION DEALING POSSESSION DEALING
    Marijuana
    86 20 282 01
    Hydrocodone (Lortab/Vicodin)
    64 16 45 00
    Cocaine / Crack
    58 52 13 00
    Aprazolam (Xanax)
    55 05 32 01
    Oxycodone (Oxycontin)
    39 22 14 00
    Methamphetamine
    12 17 05 00
    Clonazepam (Klonopin)
    09 02 11 00
    Diazepam (Valium)
    11 01 04 00
    Methadone
    07 02 04 00
    MDMA (Ecstacy)
    06 00 01 00
    Morphine
    02 02 02 00
    Oxymorphone (Opana)
    04 02 00 00
    Amphetamine (Adderall)
    01 00 03 00
    Buprinorphine (Suboxone)
    01 01 02 00
    Codeine
    02 00 02 00
    Dextropropoxyphene (Darvocet)
    03 00 01 00
    Phentermine
    00 00 02 00
    Lorazepam (Ativan)
    01 00 01 00
    Carisoprodol (Soma)
    02 00 00 00
    Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
    00 01 00 00
    Zolpidem (Ambien)
    00 00 01 00
    Testostrin Propionate (Steroid)
    01 00 00 00
    Possession of Legend Drug
    (Class D Felony)
    18 35
    Acquiring Controlled Substance by Fraud (Class D Felony)
    16 00
    Obtaining Legend Drug by Fraud (Class D Felony)
    01 23
    Maintaining a Common Nuisance (Class D Felony)
    91 26
    Visiting a Common Nuisance
    (Class B Misdemeanor)
    14 20
    Manufacture of Paraphernalia
    (Class A Misdemeanor)
    00 02
    Possession of Paraphernalia
    (Class A Misdemeanor)
    41 149
    Dealing in Look-Alike Substance (Class D Felony)
    03 00
    Possession of Look-Alike Substance (Class C Misd)
    00 01
    Possession of Syringe
    (Class D Felony)
    04 00
    Possession of Device to Interfere w/ Drug Testing
    (Class B Misdemeanor)
    01 00
    Obstruction of Justice
    (Class D Felony)
    01 00

    In 2009, a total of 1,401 drug counts were filed in Clark County Courts against 791 defendants. Most cases involve possession or dealing of more than one type of controlled substance. The chart above reflects the filing of each count of possession or dealing of each type of controlled substance.

    "Possession" is defined under Indiana law as knowingly in either actual or constructive possession of a controlled substance, so as to exercise dominion and control.

    "Dealing" is defined under Indiana law as knowingly or intentionally manufacturing, financing the manufacture, delivering, or financing the delivery of a controlled substance. There is no requirement of a sale, mere transfer is sufficient. "Dealing" may also include possession with intent to manufacture, with intent to finance the manufacture, with intent to deliver, or with intent to finance the delivery of a controlled substance.


  • Message from Prosecuting Attorney
  • Clark County Prosecutions
  • Drugs of Abuse - Marijuana
  • Drug Dictionary / Street Slang
  • Drugs of Abuse - Cocaine / Crack
  • Drug-Free Indiana
  • Drugs of Abuse - Prescription Drugs
  • IU Prevention Resource Center
  • Schedules of Selected Drugs
  • Indiana Drug Laws
  • WWW Links

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