Possession or Distribution of a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance — Louisiana

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New Orleans Drug Possession Distribution Attorney

 

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney

 

Defending those accused of Drug Crimes in Jefferson, St. John, St. Bernard, Orleans, St. Tammany, Plaquemines St. James, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne and St. Charles Parishes!!!

 

Distribution or Possession of Drugs Listed in Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance  — La. R.S. 40:969

 

See Schedule I

See Schedule II

See Schedule III

See Schedule V

 

It is unlawful:

 

To produce, manufacture, possess with intent to producea controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule IV;

To create, distribute, or possess with intent to distribute, a counterfeit controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule IV.

These crimes are felonies.

 

Penalties —  Manufacturing, Distributing or Possessing with Intent to Distribute a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance.

 

Except for Flunitrazepam, shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment at hard labor for not more than 10 years; and in addition, may be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $15,000. 

 

For Flunitrazepam shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment at hard labor for not less than 5 years nor more than 30 years and pay a fine of not more than $50,000.

 

Possession a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance

 

Penalties

It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess a controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule IV unless such substance was obtained directly or pursuant to a valid prescription. Any person who violates this Subsection with respect to:

Illegal Possession of Flunitrazepam shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than 10 years, and may in addition, be required to pay a fine of not more than $5,000.00

Any other Schedule IV controlled dangerous substance shall be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 5 years and, in addition, may be required to pay a fine of not more than $5,000.00

 

 

**Anyone with the intent to commit a crime of violence against an individual by administering a controlled dangerous substance to a person who is unaware that the controlled dangerous substance has been or is being administered to him, shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment at hard labor for not less than 5 years nor more than 40 years and may be fined not more than $100,000.

 

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — Louisiana Drug Crimes Attorney

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