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The illegal production and manufacturing of drugs, often referred to as drug trafficking or distribution, is a serious crime in North Carolina. It is not only against state law but also federal law, and individuals found guilty can face severe criminal penalties.
At Floyd Law Offices PLLC, we understand that criminal charges can be devastating. Our experienced attorney has helped countless clients navigate the complexities of the legal system and pursue the most optimal result.
When you need dependable legal counsel, call our production and manufacturing attorney at (919) 805-3663.
Criminal Laws Related to Illegal Drug Production and Manufacturing
In North Carolina, the laws related to illegal drug production and manufacturing fall under the North Carolina General Statutes § 90-95(a)(1). This law states that it is unlawful for any person:
- To manufacture, sell, or deliver, or possess with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver, a controlled substance.
- To create, sell, or deliver, or possess with intent to sell or deliver, a counterfeit controlled substance.
The severity of the charges and penalties often depends on the type and quantity of the drug involved. North Carolina has classified different drugs into schedules according to their potential for abuse and whether they have a currently accepted medical use. The most dangerous drugs, such as heroin and methamphetamine, are classified as Schedule I drugs.
Criminal Penalties for Illegal Drug Production and Manufacturing
Penalties for drug manufacturing in North Carolina are severe and can vary depending on a number of factors, including the type of drug, quantity, and prior convictions of the accused.
For instance, manufacturing a Schedule I or II drug is considered a Class H felony, which carries a sentence of 4 to 25 months if it is a first-time offense. However, if the accused has previous convictions, the sentence can be significantly higher.
Moreover, if someone is convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine, they can face a minimum prison sentence of 24 months for a first offense, with the possibility of a longer sentence for subsequent offenses or if children were present during the manufacturing process.
Under the North Carolina Drug Trafficking Act, individuals found guilty of manufacturing or trafficking certain quantities of drugs can face mandatory minimum sentences and fines. For example, trafficking 10 to 50 grams of heroin is a Class F felony, punishable by a minimum of 70 months in prison and a $50,000 fine.
Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney
The illegal production and manufacturing of drugs in North Carolina is a serious crime with severe penalties. If you are accused of such a crime, it is crucial to seek legal counsel immediately. A skilled attorney can help navigate the complex criminal justice system, protect your rights, and potentially mitigate the penalties associated with these charges.
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