Alabama Drug Trafficking Charges – An Overview

Alabama drug trafficking charges may be brought  when  certain large amounts of drugs are involved. The law presumes that were certain amounts of drugs are involved the purpose behind the possession of the drugs is for widespread distribution. Alabama statute regarding Alabama drug trafficking charges breaks down the statute into various types of drugs, various amounts, and various mandatory minimum prison sentences and fines depending on the type of drugs involved in the amount of drugs involved.

Drug Trafficking Charges – 3 Years

Under the Alabama drug trafficking statute, Alabama drug trafficking charges can result in a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years where the following amounts of drugs are involved:

  •  2.2 pounds, but less than 100 pounds of marijuana
  •  28 grams, but less than 500 grams  of cocaine
  •  4 grams, but less than 14 grams  of an opiate, morphine, or heroin
  •   4 grams,  but less than 14 grams  of LSD

Drug Trafficking Charges – 5 Years

Under the Alabama drug trafficking statute, Alabama drug trafficking charges result in a mandatory minimum sentence of five years for the following amounts of drugs are involved:

  •  100 pounds but less than 500 pounds of marijuana
  •  500 grams but less than 1 kg of cocaine

Drug Trafficking Charges – 15, 25 Years, Life

Under the Alabama drug trafficking statute, Alabama drug trafficking charges can result in higher sentences, including sentences of mandatory minimums of 15, 25, and life without parole where the cases involve  certain higher amounts of drugs.

For more information on the specific sentences and punishments based upon the types of drugs involved, please see specific pages giving specific information based upon the drug type including the following:  Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates / Morphine / Heroin, and LSD.