DRUG TRAFFICKING IN NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina drug trafficking laws are really tough, and this includes the laws for marijuana. While possession of marijuana has effectively been decriminalized, distribution of marijuana or any other illegal drug can cause you to be charged with a felony crime.

The punishments that go with a drug trafficking charge, or distribution of a drug, depend on the type and amount of drug being trafficked. The following list outlines the charge and penalty of trafficking per common drug, however, bear in mind that these penalties are for first-time offenders with no prior history of criminal drug activity and without any concurrent charges, such possession of an illegal firearm.

Marijuana Trafficking

• 10 lbs to 49 lbs is a Class H felony with a minimum $5,000 fine
• 50 lbs to 1,999 lbs is a Class G felony with a minimum$25,000 fine
• 2,000 lbs to 9,999 lbs is a Class F felony with a minimum $50,000 fine
• 10,000 lbs or more is a Class D felony with a minimum $200,000 fine

Cocaine Trafficking

• 28 to 199 grams is a Class G felony with a minimum $50,000 fine
• 200 to 399 grams is a Class F felony with a minimum $100,000 fine
• 400 grams or more is a Class D felony with a minimum $250,000 fine

Heroin Trafficking

• 4 to 13 grams is a Class F felony with a minimum $50,000 fine
• 14 to 27 grams is a Class E felony with a minimum $100,000 fine
• 28 grams or more is a Class C felony with a minimum $500,000 fine

Methamphetamine Trafficking

• 28 to 199 grams is a Class F felony with a minimum $50,000 fine
• 200 to 399 grams is a Class E felony with a minimum $100,000 fine
• 400 grams or more is a Class C felony with a minimum $250,000 fine

Incarceration for Drug Trafficking Felony Crimes

• Class C felony carries a 225 to 282 months sentence
• Class D felony carries 175 to 222 months sentence
• Class E felony carries 90 to 120 months sentence
• Class F felony carries 70 to 93 months sentence
• Class G felony carries a 35 to 51 months sentence
• Class H felony carries a 25 to 39 months sentence

Raleigh  & Morehead City Drug Trafficking Defense Firm

The Raleigh drug trafficking defense law firm of DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall knows North Carolina drug laws and the changes that have made these laws and punishments even more severe. If you or a loved one is facing a drug trafficking charge, do not wait, call our criminal defense lawyers today at 919-833-5555 so we can begin developing your defense. North Carolina drug laws are tough and you need a law firm that will fight just as hard for your best outcome. If you are facing misdemeanor or felony drug trafficking charges, contact us today. We will fight for your rights and your freedom.

We are now DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall

(919) 833-5555

We are now DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall

RALEIGH | MOREHEAD CITY

919-833-5555

Contact Us

CRIMINAL DEFENSE SUCCESSES

Felony Larceny Charge Dismissed

September 13, 2022

More on this ...

Not Guilty, Refusal Revocation Rescinded; Willful Refusal to Take Breathalyzer Test

February 12, 2019

More on this ...

Guilty Verdict of Less Significant Charges of Driving with License Revoked and Lane Violation; No Jail Time for DWI Charge

February 12, 2019

More on this ...

Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana Dismissed

January 5, 2023

More on this ...

Not Guilty on Potential Aggravated Level One DWI

September 13, 2022

More on this ...

Driving Too Fast, Moving Too Slow… DWI dismissed

January 6, 2023

More on this ...

DWI Dismissed After Unlawful Search

September 13, 2022

More on this ...

Not Guilty DWI – No Probable Cause

March 26, 2019

More on this ...

Defendant charged with 2 counts after his 7th impaired driving offense.

June 4, 2019

More on this ...

Not Guilty of DWI with Serious Collision

February 12, 2019

More on this ...

71% reduction in jail time acquired.

March 26, 2019

More on this ...

7th Offense; Sentence reduction of 75%

June 4, 2019

More on this ...

No prison sentence for client facing 1 year.

June 4, 2019

More on this ...

Violent Felony Dismissed

September 13, 2022

More on this ...

Evidence Suppressed in DWI Case; Court Holds “No Reasonable and Articulable Suspicion” for Traffic Stop

February 12, 2019

More on this ...

Client found not guilty in DWI case.

June 4, 2019

More on this ...

Jumping to conclusions… No PC on DWI

January 6, 2023

More on this ...

Not Guilty on DWI

September 13, 2022

More on this ...

Motion to Suppress and Dismiss Granted for Lack of Probable Cause; No Reliable Evidence Suggesting Impairment After Speeding Stop

February 12, 2019

More on this ...

Not Guilty on DWI

September 13, 2022

More on this ...