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Michigan law enforcement handles delivery Manufacture of a Controlled Substance drug charges and cases much more severely than possession of drug charges. Manufacturing charges are treated more like cases involving the intent to deliver.
A person is guilty of manufacturing a drug when they take a legal substance, and by chemical processes or some type of extraction, they make the substance into an illegal substance. Manufacturing can also include taking a substance that is illegal and change it into another illegal substance.
The manufacturing of drugs can also be taking an illegal or legal drug that is illegal, repackage it and then sell it in an illegally. According to the law in Michigan a person cannot lawfully manufacture, create, deliver, or possess with the intent to manufacture, create, or deliver a controlled substance, a controlled prescription, a counterfeit prescription, or a counterfeit drug.
Under Section 333.7401c of the Michigan Public Health Code a person maybe charged with delivery manufacture of a controlled substance in Michigan when they:
A controlled substance could include any number of drugs, either illicit street drugs or legal prescription drugs when they’re being trafficked by unauthorized people and without valid prescriptions. Some common drugs involved in drug trafficking charges include:
A conviction for creating, manufacturing, possession or delivering, with intent under Section 333.7401 is felony charge in Michigan. If you’re convicted, the possible sentence can range from two years to life in prison. The penalties you face depend on the type of drug involved and the amount you were alleged to have trafficked.
The penalties below have been codified by the Michigan legislature. Remember, that the penalty you receive may also depend on the circuit court judge you are in front of. There are some judges that hammer people at sentencing for drug charges and others that typically sentence a lot easier.
The statutory penalties when you’re convicted of violating Section 333.7401 include:
When you are charged with manufacturing a controlled substance because you knew drugs were being made on your property or possessed, or with chemicals or lab equipment possessed, or provided, you face felony penalties under Section 333.7401c.
The general conviction for drug manufacturing under this section is up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. However, the penalties can be even harsher under certain circumstances, including:
In Michigan, anytime you’re convicted of an offense involving drugs, the Secretary of State’s Office must suspend your driver’s license.
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