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The state of Florida defines a drug manufacturer as any person who, “prepares, derives, produces, compounds, or repackages any drug as defined by the Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act.” This felony offense can potentially result in decades in prison. People accused of manufacturing controlled substances usually face other criminal charges such as drug trafficking or possession with intent to sell that further compound the seriousness of the possible sentence. If you are facing criminal charges, call the Miami drug manufacturing lawyer at The Hoffman Firm for a free consultation about how to fight back.
Penalties for Drug Manufacturing in Florida
Classification for crimes involving the alleged manufacturing of a controlled substance depend on the type of illegal drug involved as well as the specific amount.
It is a third degree felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $5,000 for an alleged offender to manufacture the following:
- Up to 14 grams of amphetamines
- Up to one gram of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
It is a second degree felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $10,000 for an alleged offender to manufacture the following:
- Up to 4 grams of an opiate, such as heroin, hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, opium, or codeine
- Up to 4 grams of flunitrazepam (Rohypnol or “roofies”)
- Up to 14 grams of methamphetamine
- Up to 28 grams of phencyclidine (PCP or angel dust)
- Up to 1 kilogram of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB)
If the amount involved in any alleged manufacturing offense exceeds the quantities listed above, then an alleged offender can face the first degree felony offense of drug trafficking.
Dangers for Property Owners Where Manufacturing Takes Place
People who allow controlled substance to be manufacture on their property can also face drug manufacturing charges, even if they did not take part in the manufacturing process. Florida law establishes penalties for ownership, lease, rental, or possession of certain types of property for manufacturing a controlled substance.
- Owning, leasing, or renting any place, structure, or part thereof, trailers, or other conveyances with the knowledge that it will be used for the manufacture of a controlled substance intended for sale or distribution to another is a third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
- Actual or constructive possession of any place, structure, or part thereof, trailer, or other conveyance with the knowledge that it will be used for the manufacture of a controlled substance intended for sale or distribution to another is a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
- Actual or constructive possession of any place, structure, or part thereof, trailer, or other conveyance with the knowledge that it will be used for the manufacture of a controlled substance intended for sale or distribution to another and knowing or having should have known that a minor was present or resides in the place, structure, trailer, or other conveyance is a first degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
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