Making Property Available for the Distribution or Manufacture of Drugs
(Colorado 18-18-411 C.R.S.)

Allowing someone to manufacture or store controlled substances on your property

Colorado law makes it a Colorado level 1 drug misdemeanor to:

  • Knowingly or intentionally maintain, rent out or let someone use property if you know the property is used for distributing or transporting an unlawful controlled substance;
  • Knowingly or intentionally open or maintain any place you know is used for unlawfully manufacturing a controlled substance; or
  • Manage or control any building, room, or enclosure, either as an owner, lessee, agent, employee, or mortgagee, and knowingly or intentionally rent, lease, or make available for use, with or without compensation, the building, room, or enclosure if you know it is used for the purpose of unlawfully manufacturing a controlled substance.

Punishment under Colorado 18-18-411 C.R.S.

Penalties for violating Colorado 18-18-411 C.R.S. can include:

  • 6 mos-18 months in jail, and/or
  • A fine of $500-$5,000.

18-18-411 C.R.S. defenses

Common defenses to Colorado 18-18-411 C.R.S. include (but are not limited to):

  • The property wasn't yours,
  • You didn't know anyone was making illegal drugs on the property,
  • The crime was committed by a trespasser and you didn't know the person was there,
  • You notified a law enforcement agency with jurisdiction to make an arrest for the illegal conduct, or
  • Evidence against you was obtained as the result of an illegal search or seizure.

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