Drug Trafficking in Columbus, Georgia

 

Trafficking is selling, transporting or importing controlled substances. This offense is a felony in Georgia, punishable by prison time and substantial fines. The penalties depend on the type of drug and the amount involved.

Trafficking Penalties

Cocaine trafficking:

  • 28 to 200 grams: mandatory minimum 10 years in prison, $200,000 fine
  • 200 to 400 grams: 15 years in prison, $300,000 fine
  • 400 grams or more: 25 years in prison, $1,000,000 fine

Some Schedule I and II Drugs (including heroine and morphine):

  • Four to 14 grams: Mandatory minimum five years in prison, $50,000 fine
  • 14 to 28 grams: 10 years in prison, $100,000 fine
  • 28 grams or more: 25 years in prison, $500,000 fine

Marijuana Trafficking:

  • 10 to 2,000 pounds: mandatory minimum 5 years in prison, $100,000 fine
  • 2,000 to 10,000 pounds: seven years in prison, $250,000 fine
  • More than 10,000 pounds: 15 years in prison, $1,000,000 fine

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