Criminal DefenseDrug offensesDrug offense penalties

February 27, 2020by rjshooklaw0
DRUG & AMOUNT PRISON SENTENCE (in months) MINIMUM FINE
Marijuana
10-50 lbs. 25-39 $5000
50-2000 lbs. 35-51 $25000
2000-10,000 lbs. 70-93 $50,000
More than 10,000 lbs. 175-222 $200,000
Synthetic cannabinoid
(in 3 grams dosage units)
50-250 dosage units 25-39 $5,000
250-1250 dosage units 35-51 $25,000
1250-3750 dosage units 70-93 $50,000
3750+ dosage units 175-222 $200,000
Methaqualone
1,000-5,000 dosage units 35-51 $25,000
5,000-10,000 dosage units 70-93 $50,000
10,000+ dosage units 175-222 $200,000
Cocaine
28-200 grams 35-51 $50,000
200-400 grams 70-93 $100,000
400+ grams 175-222 $250,000
Methamphetamine
28-200 grams 70-93 $50,000
200-400 grams 90-120 $100,000
400+ grams 225-282 $250,000
Amphetamine
28-200 grams 25-39 $50,000
200-400 grams 35-51 $100,000
400+ grams 90-120 $250,000
MDPV and mephedrone
28-200 grams 70-93 $50,000
200-400 grams 90-120 $100,000
400 grams+ 225-282 $250,000
Opium or heroin
4-14 grams 70-93 $50,000
14-28 grams 90-120 $100,000
28+ grams 225-282 $500,000
Lysergic acid diethylamide/LSD
100-500 dosage units 35-51 $25,000
500-1000 dosage units 70-93 $50,000
1000 + dosage units 175-222 $200,000
MDMA/MDA/DMA
100-500 dosage units
or 28-200 grams
35-51 $25,000
500-1,000 dosage units
200-400 grams
70-93 $50,000
1,000+ dosage units
400+ grams
175-222 $250,000

*A defendant may not receive a probation sentence unless the judge determines that the defendant has provided “substantial assistance in the identification, arrest, or conviction of any accomplices, accessories, co-conspirators, or principals”.

Any sentences must run consecutively to any other sentence being served by the defendant.

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