Drug trafficking is a major criminal offense in the state of Indiana and under federal law. When most think of drug trafficking they think of transporting large amounts of drugs across state lines. You can be charged with drug trafficking even if you do not cross state lines with drugs in your possession.
The penalties associated with drug trafficking in the state of Indiana are as follows:
– Level 2 felony: 10 to 30 years in prison.
– Level 3 felony: three to 16 years in prison.
– Level 4 felony: two to 12 years in prison.
– Level 5 felony: one to six years in prison.
– Level 6 felony: six months to two and a half years in prison.
– Class A misdemeanor: No more than one year in jail and up to a $5,000 fine.
– Class B misdemeanor: No more than 180 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.
There is a maximum fine of $10,000 for all felony sentences levied by the Indiana courts.
The penalties for trafficking, manufacturing or dealing cocaine, methamphetamine or narcotics include:
– Level 5 felony for less than one gram.
– Level 4 felony for one to five grams.
– Level 3 felony for five to 10 grams.
– Level 2 felony for at least 10 grams.
Schedule I, II, or III drugs are penalized as follows:
– Level 6 felony for less than one gram.
– Level 5 felony for one to five grams.
– Level 4 felony for five to 10 grams.
– Level 3 felony for 10 to 28 grams.
– Level 2 felony for at least 28 grams.
People are considered to be involved in drug dealing if they manufacture drugs, sell drugs, transport drugs, finance the manufacture of drugs, finance the sale of drugs or finance the transport of drugs.
Understand that state laws and statutes change periodically. An experienced criminal law attorney in Indianapolis, Indiana, can help you understand the drug charges filed against you.
Source: Findlaw, “Indiana Drug Trafficking Laws,” accessed Jan. 09, 2017