Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94C, Sections 32E(a) through (c) provides the following penalties for Trafficking of certain controlled substances, as outlined below:
Penalties for Trafficking in Marijuana:
- 50 to 100 pounds of marijuana: 1 to 15 years in state prison;
- 100-2,000 pounds of marijuana: 3 to 15 years in state prison;
- 2,000 to 10,000 pounds of marijuana: 5 to 15 years in state prison;
- 10,000+ pounds, 10 to 15 years in state prison.
- 14 to 28 grams: 3 to 15 years in state prison;
- 28 to 100 grams: 5 to 20 years in state prison;
- 100 to 200 grams: 10 to 20 years;
- 200+ grams: 15 to 20 years.
- 14 to 28 grams: 5 to 20 years in state prison;
- 28 to 100 grams: 7 to 20 years in state prison;
- 100 to 200 grams: 10 to 20 years in state prison;
- 200+ grams: 15 to 20 years in state prison.
- That the defendant possessed a certain substance;
- That the substance was a controlled substance;
- That the defendant possessed that controlled substance knowingly or intentionally;
- That the defendant had the specific intent to distribute, manufacture, dispense or cultivate the controlled substance; and
- That the amount of the substance in question was [statutory amount] or more.
Additionally, possession over an object does not have to be exclusive for purposes of Massachusetts criminal law: it can be joint or shared between or among more than one person.
Under Massachusetts criminal law, Mere Presence in the vicinity of a controlled substance, or mere knowledge of its physical location, is not the equivalent of possession.
Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis has extensive experience in defending persons accused of the crime of Trafficking and other Drug Crimes.
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