Heroin Possession and Distribution — Louisiana

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Louisiana Heroin Laws

Under the Louisiana Criminal Code, Heroin is classified as a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance.

The laws pertaining to possession and distribution are as follows:

 

Possession Scheduled I * — Heroin

A substance classified in Schedule I which is a narcotic drug (all substances in Schedule I preceded by an asterisk), shall be imprisoned at hard labor for 4 to 10 years and may, in addition, be required to pay a fine of not more than $5,000.

 

Distribution or Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I* — Heroin

A substance classified in Schedule I which is a narcotic drug (all substances in Schedule I preceded by an asterisk “*”), upon conviction shall be sentenced to imprisonment for 10 to 50 years at hard labor at least 10 years of which shall be served without benefit of probation, or suspension of sentence, and may, in addition, be required to pay a fine of not more than $50,000.

Upon a second conviction, the sentenced may be enhanced to 10 to 99 years at hard labor at least 10 years of which shall be served without benefit of probation, or suspension of sentence, and may, in addition, be required to pay a fine of not more than $50,000.

 

Enhanced Penalties for Possession of Schedule I * (larger quantities) — Heroin

1) Any person who possesses 28 grams or more, but less than 200 grams, of a narcotic drug (all substances in Schedule I preceded by an asterisk “*”), shall be sentenced to serve a term of imprisonment at hard labor of 5 to 30, and to pay a fine of $50,000 to $100,000.

2) Any person who knowingly or intentionally possesses 200 grams or more, but less than 400 grams, of a narcotic drug (all substances in Schedule I preceded by an asterisk “*”), shall be sentenced to serve a term of imprisonment at hard labor of 10 to 30 years, and to pay a fine of $100,000 to $350,000.

3) Any person who possesses 400 grams or more of a narcotic drug (all substances in Schedule I preceded by an asterisk “*”), shall be sentenced to serve a term of imprisonment at hard labor of 15 to 30 years, and to pay a fine $200,000 to $600,000.

 

Legal Assistance

If you have been charged with Possession or Distribution of Heroin, you need a skilled, hard working Drug Crimes Defense attorney by your side.  Contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. for a consultation.  Ms. Carpenter has experience defending every kind of drug case imaginable.

 

 

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