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Drug Trafficking Charges & Penalties

Curious on what drug trafficking is, what types of drugs and the minimum threshold amount that will incur a drug trafficking charge?

How about the penalties incurred if you are convicted of drug trafficking, curious about those too?

Drug trafficking, as defined by Florida Statues 893.13 is “any person who knowingly sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of specific types of controlled substances.” For a person to receive a charge of drug trafficking, the drug must fall into a specific type of drug and must meet a minimum threshold quantity of that drug.

Here is a list of examples of types of drugs and amounts that could result in a drug trafficking charge:
•Cannabis – in excess of 25 pounds or 300 plants
•Cocaine – 28 grams
•Opium – 4 grams
•Fentanyl – 4 grams
•Heroin – 4 grams
•Methaqualone – 200 grams
•Amphetamine – 14 grams
•LSD – 1 gram
•Oxycodone – 7 grams

Penalties vary for trafficking illegal drugs. In Florida, drug trafficking is a serious crime.

This charge for a convicted person always carries a mandatory minimum sentence in prison. Prison stays range from 3 years to up to 25 years in prison depending on the amount of drug trafficked and if the defendant has a prior history of drug trafficking.

Fines for drug trafficking range from $25,000 up to $750,000 depending on the amount of drug. Most drug trafficking cases are charged as a first-degree felony.

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