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Federal Drug Trafficking Minimum Mandatory Sentences

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Marijuana

100 to 999 Kilograms of marijuana or 100 to 999 marijuana plants:

  • First Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 5 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to 40 years imprisonment.
  • Second Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 10 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to life in prison.

1,000 kilograms or more or 1,000 or more marijuana plants:

  • First Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 10 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to 40 years imprisonment.
  • Second Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 20 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to life in prison.

Cocaine

500 grams to 4999 grams:

  • First Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 5 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to 40 years imprisonment.
  • Second Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 10 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to life in prison.

5 kilograms or more:

  • First Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 10 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to 40 years imprisonment.
  • Second Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 20 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to life in prison.
  • Third offense or More, the minimum mandatory sentence is life imprison. The maximum sentence is life in prison.

Crack or Cocaine Base

28-279 grams:

  • First Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 5 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to life imprisonment.
  • Second Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 20 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to life in prison.

280 grams or more:

  • First Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 10 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to 40 years imprisonment.
  • Second Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 20 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to life in prison.
  • Third offense or More, the minimum mandatory sentence is life imprison. The maximum sentence is life in prison.

Heroin

100-999 grams:

  • First Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 5 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to 40 years imprisonment.
  • Second Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 10 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to life in prison.

1 kilogram or more:

  • First Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 10 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to 40 years imprisonment.
  • Second Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 20 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to life in prison.
  • Third offense or More, the minimum mandatory sentence is life imprison. The maximum sentence is life in prison.

LSD

1 to 9 grams:

  • First Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 5 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to 40 years imprisonment.
  • Second Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 10 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to life in prison.

10 grams or more mixture:

  • First Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 10 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to 40 years imprisonment.
  • Second Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 20 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to life in prison.
  • Third offense or More, the minimum mandatory sentence is life imprison. The maximum sentence is life in prison.

Methamphetamine

5 to 49 grams pure or 50 to 499 gramsmixture:

  • First Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 5 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to 40 years imprisonment.
  • Second Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 10 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to life in prison.

50 grams or more pure or 50 to 500 grams or more mixture:

  • First Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 10 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to 40 years imprisonment.
  • Second Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 20 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to life in prison.
  • Third offense or More, the minimum mandatory sentence is life imprison. The maximum sentence is life in prison.

PCP

10 to 99 grams pure or 100 to 999 grams mixture:

  • First Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 5 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to 40 years imprisonment.
  • Second Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 10 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to life in prison.

100 grams or more pure or 1 kilogram or more mixture:

  • First Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 10 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to 40 years imprisonment.
  • Second Offense, the minimum mandatory sentence is 20 years in prison. The maximum sentence is up to life in prison.
  • Third offense or More, the minimum mandatory sentence is life imprison. The maximum sentence is life in prison.

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