Drug distribution or trafficking laws prohibit the selling, transportation, and illegal import of unlawful controlled substances, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, and other illegal drugs. The punishment for drug trafficking can vary widely depending on several factors including the type and amount of drugs involved, the type of drugs, geographic area of distribution, and whether children were targeted.
Drug trafficking/distribution is a felony, and is a more serious crime than drug possession. If you are found in possession of drugs, you could be charged with trafficking if police believe you intend to sell them. If you are found with a large amount of drugs or cash at the time of your arrest, it is likely you will be facing drug distribution charges.
Drug distribution or trafficking also applies to the illegal distribution of prescription drugs, such as pain killers or sleeping pills.