Penalties for Controlled Substance Offenses

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Penalty Group 1

  • Less than one gram: a minimum of 180 days, and up to 2 years in state jail; and up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • At least 1 gram, but less than 4 grams: a minimum of 2 years, and up to 10 years in prison; and up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • At least 4 grams, but less than 200 grams: a minimum of 2 years, and up to 20 years in prison; and up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • At least 200 grams, but less than 400 grams: a minimum of 5 years, and up to 99 years in prison; and up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • Over 400 grams: a minimum of 10 years, and up to 99 years in prison; and up to $100,000.00 in fines

Penalty Group 1A

  • Less than one gram: a minimum of 180 days to 2 years in state jail; and up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • At least 1 gram, but less than 4 grams: a minimum of 2 years, and up to 10 years in prison; and up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • At least 4 grams, but less than 200 grams: a minimum of 2 years and up to 20 years in prison; and up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • At least 200 grams, but less than 400 grams: a minimum of 5 years, and up to 99 years in prison; and up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • Over 400 grams: a minimum of 15 years up to 99 years in prison; and up to $250,000.00 in fines

Penalty Group 2

  • Less than one gram: a minimum of 180 days, and up to 2 years in state jail; and up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • At least 1 gram, but less than 4 grams: a minimum of 2 years, and up to 10 years in prison; and up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • At least 4 grams, but less than 200 grams: a minimum of 2 years, and up to 20 years in prison; and up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • At least 200 grams, but less than 400 grams: a minimum of 5 years, and up to 99 years in prison; and up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • Over 400 grams: a minimum of 15 years, and up to 99 years in prison; and up to $50,000.00 in fines

Penalty Group 2A

  • Less than 2 ounces: No more than 180 days in jail, and up to $2,000.00 in fines
  • At least 2 ounces, but less than 4 ounces: No more than one year in jail, and up to $4,000.00 in fines
  • At least 4 ounces, but less than 5 pounds: a minimum of 180 days, and up to 2 years in state jail; fines up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • At least 5 lbs., but less than 50 lbs.: a minimum of 2 years, and up to 10 years in prison; and up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • At least 50 lbs., but less than 2000 lbs.: a minimum of 2 years, and up to 20 years in prison; and up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • Over 2000 lbs: a minimum of 15 years, and up to 99 years in prison; and up to $250,000 in fines

Penalty Groups 3 & 4

  • Less than 28 grams: No more than one year in jail; and up to $4,000.00 in fines
  • At least 28 grams, but less than 200 grams: a minimum of 2 years, and up to 10 years in prison; up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • At least 200 grams, but less than 400 grams: a minimum of 2 years, and up to 20 years in prison; and up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • Over 400 grams: a minimum of 5 years, and up to 99 years in prison; and up to $50,000.00 in fines

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