Possession of drugs is a common offense and generally comes in one of two varieties under Missouri Law.

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Class A Misdemeanor | up to 1 year in county jail

– Possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana
– Possession of drug paraphernalia


Class C Felony | 1 year – 7 years

– Possession of any controlled substance other than 35 grams or less of marijuana

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different terms used to describe possession?

Actual possession: A person has actual possession if he has the substance on his person or within easy reach and convenient control.

Constructive possession: A person who, although not in actual possession, has the power and the intention at a given time to exercise dominion or control over the substance either directly or through another person or persons is in constructive possession of it.

Sole possession: If one person alone has possession of a substance possession is sole.

Joint possession: If two or more persons share possession of a substance, possession is joint.