Florida Drug Trafficking

Drug trafficking in Florida is defined as the intentional sale, purchase, manufacture, delivery, possession, or transportation into Florida of a large amount of narcotics. According to Florida Statute 893.135 minimum drug trafficking amounts vary depending on the type of substance involved in the allegation. Tampa attorney Jason Mayberry has handled numerous cases of the like and understands what is necessary to mount a defense on behalf of his client or in the alternative, position his client to help his or her cause through substantial assistance to the authorities. It doesn’t get any more serious in the world of Tampa controlled substance crimes than this kind of charge. Our attorneys will share with you every possible approach to defending your case in addition to our candid analysis of your options. A good lawyer will not sugarcoat the facts and potential penalties of their client’s case. Nor will that attorney back down in the face of adversity. Like it or not, you need our attorneys now more than ever.

THRESHOLD TRAFFICKING AMOUNTS BY DRUG

Cannabis (Marijuana)- Possession of at least 25 pounds of cannabis or 300 cannabis plants

  • Cocaine- At least 28 grams of cocaine
  • Oxycodone- At least 4 grams
  • Hydrocodone- At least 4 grams
  • Morphine- At least 4 grams
  • Opium- At least 4 grams
  • Phencyclidine- At least 28 grams
  • Methaqualone- At least 200 grams
  • Amphetamine- At least 14 grams
  • Flunitrazepam- At least 4 grams
  • Gamma-hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB- date rape drug)- At least 1 kilogram
  • Lysergic Acid (LSD)- At least 1 gram

These are the MINIMUM amounts necessary for the State Attorney’s Office to bring a trafficking charge against you. As drug amounts related to the charge increase, so too does the potential minimum mandatory prison term.

MINIMUM MANDATORY PRISON TERMS BASED ON AMOUNT
Cannabis Mandatory Minimum
25 lbs. - 9,999 lbs.; or 300- 1,999 plants3 years prison and $25,000 fine
2000 lbs.-9,999 lbs.; or 2,000-9,999 plants7 years prison and $50,000 fine
10,000 lbs. or more; or 10,000 plants or more15 years prison and $200,00 fine
Cocaine Mandatory Minimum
28 grams or more but less than 200 grams3 years prison and $50,000 fine
200 grams or more but less than 400 grams7 years prison and $100,000 fine
400 grams or more, but less than 150 kilograms15 years prison and $250,000 fine

Oxycodone Mandatory Minimum
4 grams or more but less than 14 grams3 years prison and $50,000 fine
14 grams or more but less than 28 grams15 years prison and $100,000 fine
28 grams or more but less than 30 kilograms25 years prison and $500,000 fine

Hydrocodone Mandatory Minimum
4 grams or more but less than 14 grams3 years prison and $50,000 fine
14 grams or more but less than 28 grams15 years prison and $100,000 fine
28 grams or more but less than 30 kilograms25 years prison and $500,000 fine

Morphine Mandatory Minimum
4 grams or more but less than 14 grams3 years prison and $50,000 fine
14 grams or more but less than 28 grams15 years prison and $100,000 fine
28 grams or more but less than 30 kilograms25 years prison and $500,000 fine

Opium Mandatory Minimum
4 grams or more but less than 14 grams3 years prison and $50,000 fine
14 grams or more but less than 28 grams15 years prison and $100,000 fine
28 grams or more but less than 30 kilograms25 years prison and $500,000 fine

Phencyclidine Mandatory Minimum
28 grams or more but less than 200 grams3 years prison and $50,000 fine
200 grams or more but less than 400 grams7 years prison and $100,000 fine
400 grams or more15 years prison and $250,000 fine

Methaqualone Mandatory Minimum
200 grams or more but less than 5 kilograms3 years prison and $50,000 fine
5 kilograms or more but less than 25 kilograms7 years prison and $100,000 fine
25 kilograms or more15 years prison and $250,000 fine

Amphetamine Mandatory Minimum
14 grams or more but less than 28 grams3 years prison and $50,000 fine
28 grams or more but less than 200 grams7 years prison and $100,000 fine
200 grams or more15 years prison and $250,000 fine

Flunitrazepam Mandatory Minimum
4 grams or more but less than 14 grams3 years prison and $50,000 fine
14 grams or more but less than 28 grams7 years prison and $100,000 fine
28 grams or more but less than 30 kilograms25 years prison and $500,000 fine

GHB Mandatory Minimum
1 kilogram or more but less than 5 kilograms3 years prison and $50,000 fine
5 kilograms or more but less than 10 kilograms7 years prison and $100,000 fine
10 kilograms or more15 years prison and $250,000 fine

LSD Mandatory Minimum
1 gram or more but less than 5 grams3 years prison and $50,000 fine
5 grams or more but less than 7 grams7 years prison and $100,000 fine
7 grams or more15 years prison and $500,000 fine

Trafficking charges are the most serious narcotics offenses in Florida’s state court system. If you’ve been charged with a drug trafficking in Florida you will be facing a statutory minimum mandatory prison term. If you’ve been charged with this kind of allegation in Tampa, contact the Tampa drug offense lawyers at The Mayberry Law Firm at 813-444-7435 as soon as possible.