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Little Rock Drug Distribution Attorneys Defend Your Freedom

Protecting victims of the war on drugs in Fayetteville and Conway

No criminal case is too big or too small for the James Law Firm. We represent those accused of pot dealing as well as those arrested on the most serious drug distribution and trafficking charges. Our broad experience and commitment to criminal defense make our Arkansas law firm a wise choice for your criminal defense.

What constitutes drug trafficking in Arkansas?

Under Arkansas law, a person engages in trafficking if he or she possesses the following amounts of a controlled substance:

  • Methamphetamine or cocaine — 200 grams (about 0.44 pounds) or more
  • Heroin, methaqualone, LSD, peyote, psilocybin, mescaline or any other Schedule I or Schedule II drug that is not methamphetamine or cocaine — 200 grams (about 0.44 pounds) or more
  • Anabolic steroids, strong prescription stimulants and depressants or any other Schedule III controlled substance — 400 grams (about 0.88 pounds) or more
  • Prescription depressants and stimulants, such as phenobarbital, pemoline, ephedrine and codeine or any other Schedule IV or Schedule V controlled substance — 800 grams (about 1.76 pounds) or more
  • Marijuana or any other Schedule VI controlled substance — 500 pounds or more

Trafficking is a Class Y felony in Arkansas. Class Y felonies are the most serious crimes that are not punishable by death. Conviction of a Class Y felony can mean a prison term of 10 to 40 years or life.

Drug delivery and drug manufacture are separate crimes in Arkansas

For each applicable class, or schedule, of illegal drugs, Arkansas has a separate statute — and different penalties — for the delivery and the manufacture of the controlled substance. For example, here’s a comparison of the statute that applies to the delivery of methamphetamine or cocaine and the statute that applies to the manufacture of methamphetamine or cocaine:

Delivery

  • A person who delivers less than 2 grams of methamphetamine or cocaine is guilty of a Class C felony. The maximum sentence is 10 years in prison.
  • A person who delivers 2 grams or more but less than 10 grams of methamphetamine or cocaine is guilty of a Class B felony. The maximum sentence is 20 years in prison.
  • A person who delivers 10 grams more but less than 200 grams of methamphetamine or cocaine is guilty of a Class Y felony. The maximum sentence is 40 years or life in prison.

Manufacture

  • A person who manufactures methamphetamine in an amount less than 2 grams is guilty of a Class C felony. The maximum sentence is 10 years in prison.
  • A person who manufactures methamphetamine in an amount of 2 grams or more is guilty of a Class Y felony. The maximum sentence is 40 years or life in prison.
  • A person who has one or more prior convictions of manufacturing methamphetamine in any amount is guilty of a Class Y felony. The maximum sentence is 40 years or life in prison.
  • A person who manufactures cocaine in an amount less than 2 grams is guilty of a Class C felony. The maximum sentence is 10 years in prison.
  • A person who manufactures cocaine in an amount of 2 grams or more but less than 10 grams is guilty of a Class B felony. The maximum sentence is 20 years in prison.
  • A person who manufactures cocaine in an amount of 10 grams or more but less than 200 grams is guilty of a Class Y felony. The maximum sentence is 40 years or life in prison.

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