Bringing drugs into jail in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a felony offense. The same law also applies to carrying alcoholic beverages into a jail or other correctional facility.
Elements of Bringing Drugs into Jail
No person may be convicted of bringing drugs into jail unless the state has proved beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime. These elements are:
- A person without authority;
- bringing or having possession of;
- a drug (specified by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act) or a beverage containing more than one-half of one percent alcohol by volume;
- into a jail. (Okla. Stat. tit. 57 § 21, OUJI-CR 6-55)
Bringing drugs into jail, or carrying alcohol into a jail, is a felony crime in Oklahoma. If you are convicted, you could spend one to five years in prison and pay a fine between $100 and $1,000. (Okla. Stat. tit. 57 § 21)
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