Drug Free Zone Law and Legal Definition

Drug free zone is a geographical area where the distribution or possession of controlled substances is penalized with a sentence or fine greater than is applicable elsewhere. Areas classified as drug free zones are generally specified in a state’s drug offense laws. Ordinarily, areas within a certain distance from a school or other place where children are found is classified as a drug free zone. If an individual is arrested for the possession or distribution of a controlled substance within the drug-free zone, the penalties for the offense are enhanced.