Cocaine / Crack Possession and Distribution — Louisiana

Posted by & filed under Crimes Defined, Criminal Statutes, Drug Crimes.

 

Louisiana Cocaine Laws

 

By: Elizabeth B. Carpenter

 

lines-of-cocaine-008-300x180

 

Under the Louisiana Criminal Code, Cocaine is classified as a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance. The laws pertaining to possession and distribution of Cocaine are as follows:

 

Possession Cocaine

Any person knowingly or intentionally found to possess Cocaine, shall be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 5 years and, in addition, may be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $5,000.

 

Distribution or Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine

Distribution, dispensing, or possession with intent to distribute shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment at hard labor for not less than 2 years nor more than 30 years, with the first 2 years of said sentence being without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence; and may, in addition, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $50,000 dollars.

 

Production or Manufacturing Cocaine or Crack

Production or manufacturing shall be sentenced to imprisonment at hard labor for not less than 10 nor more than 30 years, at least 10 years of which shall be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence, and may be fined not more than $500,000.

 

Enhanced Penalties for Possession of Cocaine (larger quantities) 

Possession of 28 grams or more, but less than 200 grams, of cocaine — sentenced to serve a term of imprisonment at hard labor of not less than 5 years, nor more than 30 years, and to pay a fine of not less than $50,000, nor more than $150,000 dollars.

Possession of 200 grams or more, but less than 400 grams, of cocaine — sentenced to serve a term of imprisonment at hard labor of not less than 10 years, nor more than 30 years, and to pay a fine of not less than $100,000 dollars, nor more than $350,000 dollars.

Possession of 400 grams or more of cocaine — sentenced to serve a term of imprisonment at hard labor of not less than 15 years, nor more than 30 years and to pay a fine of not less than $250,000, nor more than $600,000.

 

If you have been charged with Possession or Distribution of Cocaine or any Drug Crime in the New Orleans area, contact our law office for a consultation.  Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter has experience defending every kind of drug case imaginable.  

 

 

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply