1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Penal
  4. Part 3: Specific Offenses
  5. Title M: Offenses Against Public Health and Morals
  6. Article 220: Controlled Substances Offenses


Section 220.21 Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first degree

Penal (PEN)

§ 220.21 Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first

   degree.

  A person is guilty of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first degree when he or she knowingly and unlawfully possesses:

  1. one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures or substances containing a narcotic drug and said preparations, compounds, mixtures or substances are of an aggregate weight of eight ounces or more; or

  2. methadone and said methadone weighs five thousand seven hundred sixty milligrams or more.

  Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first degree is a class A-I felony.