Cocaine, from the leaves of the coca plant, is one of the most powerfully addictive drugs.
Cocaine is distributed on the street in two main forms: cocaine hydrochloride, a white crystalline powder that can be snorted or dissolved in water and injected; and crack cocaine hydrochloride that has been processed with ammonia or baking soda and water into a freebase cocaine. These chips, chunks, or rocks can be smoked.
Heavy use of cocaine may produce hallucinations, paranoia, aggression, insomnia and depression. Cocaine in powder-form is also called coke, snow, nose candy, flake, blow, big C, lady, white and snowbirds.
Possession of Cocaine is a felony offense in Utah. Punishment can range from zero years to life, in the Utah State Prison. Educate yourself about drug possession charges and defenses in Utah and contact a qualified criminal defense attorney soon after your arrest or charge.
The Cedar City and St. George, Utah, criminal defense attorneys of Douglas D. Terry & Associates encourage you to read about what our defense attorneys can do for you and contact us for a free consultation. We have investigated and defended countless drug-related charges in southern Utah and are committed to protecting your rights.
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