Florida Criminal Meth Statutes
§ 893.03(2)(c)4 (Controlled Substance).
Places Methamphetamine in Schedule II of controlled substances, stating that it has a "high potential for abuse" with "accepted but severely restricted medical use," and that abuse may lead to dependence.
§ 893.13(6)(a) (Requires Prescription).
Possession of a controlled substance such as methamphetamine without a valid prescription, except by a physician or pharmacist, is a 3rd degree felony.
§ 893.149 (Criminal Possession).
It is a 2nd degree felony to possess a listed precursor or essential chemical with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance such as methamphetamine, or to possess or distribute such a chemical if you know or should know that the chemical will be used in the manufacture of a controlled substance.
§ 893.13(1)(g) (Harm to Children).
The manufacture of methamphetamine or the possession of any listed precursor or essential chemical with intent to manufacture methamphetamine is:
- a 1st degree felony with a 5-year minimum mandatory if the commission or attempted commission of the crime occurs in a structure or conveyance where any child under 16 years of age is present
- a 1st degree felony with a 10-year minimum mandatory if the commission of the crime causes any child under 16 years of age to suffer great bodily harm.
§ 893.135(1)(f) (Trafficking).
Prohibits the sale, purchase, manufacture, delivery, or knowing possession of 14 grams or more of methamphetamine as follows:
- 14 grams or more is a 1st degree felony, with a 3-year prison and $50,000 fine minimum mandatory
- 28 grams or more is a 1st degree felony, with a 7-year and $100,000 minimum mandatory
- 200 grams or more is a 1st degree felony, with a 15-year and $250,000 minimum mandatory
- The manufacture or importation into Florida of 400 grams or more of methamphetamine or phenylacetone, phenylacetic acid, pseudoephedrine, or ephedrine in conjunction with other chemicals and equipment used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, knowing that the probable result of such manufacture or importation would be the death of any person is a capital felony with a $250,000 fine
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Florida's Meth Felony Penalties