Drug Manufacturing

Drug Manufacturing Laws

Manufacturing illegal drugs in Florida is a very serious drug crime. It is a crime  to grow, produce, or possess certain controlled plants and other naturally occurring elements and to produce illegal controlled substances which require the use of certain chemicals and equipment in their production.

Controlled Substances Act

Title 6, Subtitle C, Chapter 481 of the Health and Safety Code divides controlled substances into five penalty groups, with a separate category for marijuana. A complete list of controlled substances including prescription drugs are listed in the code. Penalties for possession, delivery and drug manufacturing are dependent on the quantity of the drug and how the substance is classified.

There are four Penalty Groups listed:

  • Group One: Opiates such as Cocaine, Methamphetamine and Heroin among others.
  • Group One A: LSD
  • Group Two: Ecstasy, Mescaline and other hallucinogenic substances
  • Group Three: Valium, Xanax and other depressants
  • Group Four: Substances containing Dionine, Motofen, Buprenorphone or Pryovalerone

PENALTIES FOR DRUG DELIVERY OR DRUG MANUFACTURING

Penalties can be increased if you are charged in a drug free zone, such as a school or playground.

Group 1 Charge Punishment

  • Less than one gram State jail Felony 180 days to 2 years in state jail and a fine not to exceed $10,000
  • 1 – 4 grams Second-degree Felony 2 to 20 years in a state prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000
  • 4 – 200 grams First-degree Felony 5 to 99 years or life in a state prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000
  • 200 – 400 grams Enhanced First-degree Felony 10 to 99 years or life in a state prison and a fine up to $100,000
  • 400 grams or more Enhanced First-degree Felony 15 to 99 years or life in a state prison and a fine up to $250,000

Group 1A Charge Punishment

  • Less than 20 units State jail Felony 180 days to 2 years in state jail and a fine not to exceed $10,000
  • 20 – 80 units Second-degree Felony 2 to 20 years in a state prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000
  • 80 – 4,000 units First-degree Felony 5 to 99 years or life in a state prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000
  • 4,000 units or more Enhanced First-degree Felony 15 to 99 years or life in a state prison and a fine up to $250,000

Group 2 Charge Punishment

  • Less than one gram State jail Felony 180 days to 2 years in state jail and a fine not to exceed $10,000
  • 1 – 4 grams Second-degree Felony 2 to 20 years in a state prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000
  • 4 – 400 grams First-degree Felony 5 to 99 years or life in a state prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000
  • 400 grams or more Enhanced First-degree Felony 10 to 99 years or life in a state prison and a fine not to exceed $100,000

Group 3 &4 Charge Punishment

  • Less than 28 grams State jail Felony 180 days to 2 years in state jail and a fine not to exceed $10,000
  • 28 – 200 grams Second-degree Felony 2 to 20 years in a state prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000
  • 200 – 400 grams First-degree Felony 5 to 99 years or life in a state prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000
  • 400 grams or more Enhanced First-degree Felony 10 to 99 years or life in a state prison and a fine not to exceed $100,000

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