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What are Federal Drug Trafficking Penalties?

Posted in Blog on February 13th, 2014

Federal Trafficking Penalties for Schedules I, II, III, IV, and V (except Marijuana)

Schedule Substance/Quantity Penalty Substance/Quantity Penalty

II

Cocaine 500-4999    grams mixture First Offense: Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 40 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, not less    than 20 yrs. or more than life. Fine of not more than $5 million if an    individual, $25 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than life. If    death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment.  Fine of not more than $8 million if an    individual, $50 million if not an individual.

Cocaine 5 kilograms or more mixture First Offense: Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than life.  If death or serious bodily injury, not less    than 20 yrs. or more than life.  Fine    of not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if not an    individual.

Second Offense: Not less than 20 yrs, and not more than life.  If death or serious bodily injury, life    imprisonment. Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million    if not an individual.

2 or More Prior Offenses: Life imprisonment.  Fine of not more than $20 million if an    individual, $75 million if not an individual.

II

Cocaine Base             28-279 grams mixture Cocaine Base 280 grams or more mixture

IV

Fentanyl 40-399 grams mixture Fentanyl 400 grams or more mixture

I

Fentanyl Analogue 10-99 grams mixture Fentanyl Analogue 100    grams or more mixture

I

Heroin 100-999    grams mixture Heroin 1 kilogram or more mixture

I

LSD 1-9 grams mixture LSD 10 grams or more mixture

II

Methamphetamine 5-49 grams pure or 50-499 grams mixture Methamphetamine 50    grams or more pure  or 500 grams or more mixture

II

PCP 10-99 grams pure or 100-999    grams mixture PCP 100 grams or more pure or 1 kilogram or more mixture
Substance/Quantity Penalty
Any Amount Of Other Schedule I & II Substances First Offense: Not more that 20 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, not less    than 20 yrs. or more than Life.  Fine    $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 30 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, life    imprisonment.  Fine $2 million if an    individual, $10 million if not an individual.

Any Drug Product Containing Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid
Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV)1 Gram
Any Amount Of Other Schedule III Drugs First Offense: Not more than 10 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, not more that 15 yrs.  Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2.5 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 20 yrs.  If death or serious injury, not more than 30 yrs.  Fine not more than $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual.

Any Amount Of All Other Schedule IV Drugs (other than one gram or more of Flunitrazepam) First Offense: Not more than 5 yrs.  Fine not more than $250,000 if an individual, $1 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 10 yrs.  Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if other than an individual.

Any Amount Of All Schedule V Drugs First Offense: Not more than 1 yr.  Fine not more than $100,000 if an individual, $250,000 if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 4 yrs.  Fine not more than $200,000 if an individual, $500,000 if not an individual.