Under 21 U.S.C. § 841, a person who knowingly or intentionally manufactures a controlled item (including marijuana) may be charged with drug manufacturing. This is a felony, for which the punishment is either one of the following: mandatory minimum of ten years to life sentence in prison; mandatory minimum of five years to forty years sentence in prison; a sentence of zero to twenty years in prison.
Drug manufacturing pertains to the actual growing and distribution of an illegal, controlled substance. However, a person many be charged with a federal crime if he or she is found to be in possession of chemicals used in the manufacturing of drugs, or of apparatuses or machinery related to drug cultivation.
The consequences of a drug charge are life-changing, so it is important to seek the legal expertise of a knowledgeable drug charge defense attorney if you are being investigated for drug manufacturing. At the Joe Shemaria Law Firm, we have extensive experience in criminal defense and federal court rooms. We can ensure that your rights are protected, especially in drug-related cases. Call and talk to a drug manufacture charge criminal defense lawyer today for a free consultation.