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Manufacturing Dangerous Drugs in Arizona

Attorneys Representing Dangerous Drug Charges

ARS 13-3406, 13-3407(A)(4) and 13-3408(A)(3) state that it is unlawful to manufacture, or possess the equipment to manufacture, dangerous drugs, drugs obtained through a prescription, and narcotics.

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If you’ve been arrested, accused, or charged with this crime, call our Arizona dangerous drug manufacturing lawyers at (480) 351-2228 for a free consultation.

Manufacturing or Possessing Equipment & Chemicals to Manufacture a Prescription-Only Drug

If you are convicted of manufacturing or possessing equipment and chemicals for the purpose of manufacturing a prescription-only drug, it is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Class 1 misdemeanors are punishable by up to:

  • 3 years of probation
  • 6 months in jail
  • $5,000 in fines and surcharges
  • Any other terms deemed appropriate at the judge’s discretion

Manufacturing or Possessing Equipment & Chemicals to Manufacture a Dangerous Drug or Narcotic

If you are convicted of manufacturing or possessing equipment and chemicals for the purpose of manufacturing a dangerous drug or a narcotic, it is considered a Class 3 felony.

Possible punishments include for this offense include:

  • First offense: Probation with up to 1 year in jail; if the judge orders prison, then 2 to 8.75 years in prison
  • If you have one historical prior felony conviction: 3.5 to 16.25 years in prison
  • If you have two historical prior felony convictions: 7.5 to 25 years in prison

If you are convicted for actually manufacturing dangerous drugs or narcotics, it is considered a Class 2 felony and the amount manufactured exceeds the statutory “threshold” amount then you will not be eligible for probation.

The judge would have to sentence you to the following:

  • First offense: 3 to 12.5 years in prison
  • Second offense: 4.5 to 23.25 years in prison
  • Third offense: 10.5 to 35 years in prison

Threshold Amounts to be Considered "Dangerous Drug"

The following are the threshold amounts defined in Arizona law by the type of drug:

  • Methamphetamine: 9 grams
  • Powdered Cocaine: 9 grams
  • Rock cocaine: 3/4 gram
  • Heroin: 1 gram
  • LSD: 1/2 milliliter or 50 dosage units in blotter form
  • PCP: 4 grams or 50 milliliters
  • More than 2 pounds of marijuana

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