Some controlled substances are grown; others are made through chemical processes. But all drugs have one thing in common: they all must be cultivated or manufactured before they can be used.
In Georgia and throughout the country, it is a felony to cultivate or produce drugs. This includes growing the plants necessary for marijuana, heroin or cocaine, or synthetically producing methamphetamine.
- Schedule I or Schedule II Narcotic:
- Five to 30 years in prison
- Schedule III, IV or V:
- One to 10 years in prison
- 10 pounds or less: one to 10 years
- 10 to 2,000 pounds: five to 30 years
- 2,000 to 10,000 pounds: Seven to 30 years
- More than 10,000 pounds: 15 to 30 years
- In a school zone, or within 1,000 feet of a park or housing project: five to 40 years
Penalties also include thousands of dollars in fines and the permanent mark of a felony criminal conviction on your record.