Drug charges include up to 1/2 ounce, Class A misdemeanor. 1/2 oz to 10 pounds, Class E Felony (sales or possession with intent) 1-6 years. 10 to 70 pounds, Class D Felony, 2 to 12 years.
Set of mandatory-minimum penalties for drug traffickers as dictated by the federal government. Judges and/or courts are not permitted to hand down sentences less than those established by the federal law. If convicted, drug traffickers face large fines and lengthy prison and probation time.
Minimum prison sentence for a drug manufacturing charge is one year, regardless of whether the narcotics were to sell or intended for personal use. Additional penalties may include large fines, extensive probation time, community service, suspension of driving license, and more.
Producing pot is treated harshly under both state and federal law. Federal penalties for growing is based largely on the number of plants involved, and are particularly severe.
Drugs are classified according to potential for abuse, potential for consequences, and legitimate medical use. Schedules include; I, II, III, IV, and V. Drug charges may also include prescription medicine as drug charges.
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Schedule I Drugs
These have the highest risk of addiction with no medical purpose, they also carry the most severe penalities.
Schedule II drugs include opiates/opioids, cocaine, methadone, methamphetamines, and amphetamines. Schedules III, IV, and V are considered less dangerous and the penalities are less severe.
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