Drug Free School Notification: Federal Trafficking Penalties

Federal Trafficking Penalties for Schedules I, II, III, IV, and V (except Marijuana)
Schedule Substance/Quantity Penalty Substance/Quantity Penalty
II Cocaine
500-4999 grams mixture
First Offense: Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 40 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life. Fine of not more than $5 million if an individual, $25 million if not an individual. 

Second Offense: 
Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment.  Fine of not more than $8 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individual.
Cocaine
5 kilograms or more mixture
First Offense: Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than life.  If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life.  Fine of not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: 
Not less than 20 yrs, and not more than life.  If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if not an individual. 2 or More

Prior Offenses:
 Life imprisonment.  Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if not an individual.
II Cocaine Base
28-279 grams mixture
Cocaine Base
280 grams or more mixture
II Fentanyl
40-399 grams mixture
Fentanyl
400 grams or more mixture
I Fentanyl Analogue
10-99 grams mixture
Fentanyl Analogue
100 grams or more mixture
I Heroin
100-999 grams mixture
Heroin
1 kilogram or more mixture
I LSD 
1-9 grams mixture
LSD
10 grams or more mixture
II Methamphetamine
5-49 grams pure or
50-499 grams mixture
Methamphetamine
50 grams or more pure
or 500 grams or more mixture
II PCP
10-99 grams pure or
100-999 grams mixture
PCP
100 grams or more pure
or 1 kilogram or more mixture
Substance/Quantity Penalty
Any Amount Of Other Schedule I & II Substances First Offense: Not more than 20 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than Life.  Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual. Second Offense: Not more than 30 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment.  Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual.
Any Drug Product Containing Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid
Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV)
1 Gram or less
Any Amount Of Other Schedule III Drugs First Offense: Not more than 10 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, not more that 15 yrs.  Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2.5 million if not an individual. Second Offense: Not more than 20 yrs.  If death or serious injury, not more than 30 yrs.  Fine not more than $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual.
Any Amount Of All Other Schedule IV Drugs (other than one gram or more of Flunitrazepam) First Offense: Not more than 5 yrs.  Fine not more than $250,000 if an individual, $1 million if not an individual. Second Offense: Not more than 10 yrs.  Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if other than an individual.
Any Amount Of All Schedule V Drugs First Offense: Not more than 1 yr.  Fine not more than $100,000 if an individual, $250,000 if not an individual. Second Offense: Not more than 4 yrs.  Fine not more than $200,000 if an individual, $500,000 if not an individual.

Federal Trafficking Penalties for Marijuana, Hashish and Hashish Oil, Schedule I Substances
Marijuana
1,000 kilograms or more marijuana mixture or 1,000 or more marijuana plants
First Offense: Not less than 10 yrs. or more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs., or more than life. Fine not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if other than an individual. Second Offense: Not less than 20 yrs. or more than life.  If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment.  Fine not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if other than an individual.
Marijuana
100 to 999 kilograms marijuana mixture or 100 to 999 marijuana  plants
First Offense: Not less than 5 yrs. or more than 40 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life.  Fine not more than $5 million if an individual, $25 million if other than an individual. Second Offense: Not less than 10 yrs. or more than life.  If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment.  Fine not more than $8 million if an individual, $50million if other than an individual.
Marijuana 
50 to 99 kilograms marijuana mixture, 
50 to 99 marijuana plants
First Offense: Not more than 20 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life.  Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if other than an individual. Second Offense: Not more than 30 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if other than an individual.
Hashish
More than 10 kilograms
Hashish Oil
More than 1 kilogram
Marijuana
less than 50 kilograms marijuana (but does not include 50 or more marijuana plants regardless of  weight) 1 to 49 marijuana plants
First Offense: Not more than 5 yrs.  Fine not more than $250,000, $1 million if other than an individual. Second Offense: Not more than 10 yrs.  Fine $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if other than individual.
Hashish
10 kilograms or less
Hashish Oil
1 kilogram or less

Last Updated: December 2016