If there is no conviction then it is not a removable offense; however the charges might lead to a finding of inadmissibility at the US port of entry by giving the CBP officer a "reason to believe" the non-citizen is involved in drug trafficking. Pretty harsh...
It depends on the person's status.
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If they have no status in the US, they may still be put into immigration proceedings.
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I agree with my colleagues; if a person is out of status, she/he is always subject to being palced in deporation.
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