The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has concerns about the availability of medicines over the Internet, particularly prescription only medicines (POMs). This is because in many cases the people that offer POMs for sale over the Internet are not qualified healthcare professionals, and do not require a prescription before supplying a POM to a member of the public. This means that members of the public may acquire medicines without the benefit of a consultation with an appropriate healthcare professional and risk being supplied with medicines that are not safe or suitable for them.
Punishments for supplying drugs are a lot tougher than those for possession. You should also remember that supplying drugs doesn't just apply to dealers. If the police think you intended to share drugs with your friends, this is still considered as supplying.
The police are more likely to charge you if they suspect you intended to supply drugs, but will still take into account the amount of drugs that you had and your criminal record.
The maximum sentences for intent to supply drugs are:
* up to life in prison or an unlimited fine (or both) for a Class A drug
* up to 14 years in prison or an unlimited fine (or both) for a Class B or Class C drug