Treasure Coast and Palm Beach Trafficking has to do with the amount or weight of the drugs and not whether you have travelled or imported them. State Trafficking laws require a mandatory minimum sentence if convicted. The severity of the mandatory minimum sentence depends on the type and weight of the drugs. For example, trafficking in marijuana means having more than 25 pounds or 300 plants. Possession of between 25 pounds and 2000 pounds will require a mandatory minimum sentence of 3 years in prison. On the other hand, it takes only 28 grams (1 ounce) of cocaine to reach trafficking amounts and trigger a 3 year mandatory sentence. 200 to 400 grams of cocaine will require a 7 year sentence. 400 grams to 150 kilograms will require a 15 year sentence. With oxycodone, or “blues”, it takes only 4 grams to trigger the trafficking mandatory 3 year sentence. 14-28 grams will require a 15 year sentence, and 28 grams (1 ounce) to 30 kilograms will require 25 years in prison.
Cultivation can include the conversion of Treasure Coast or Palm Beach businesses or homes into “grow houses.” Treasure Coast and Palm Beach Grow Houses have become more prevalent since the most recent real estate boom and crash. Law Enforcement has also become more adept at discovering Treasure Coast and Palm Beach grow houses during this time. These cases often include complex investigations including human surveillance, wiretapping and GPS monitoring. They require a meticulous attorney that is willing to dive into the mountains of purported evidence to determine its admissibility and relevance. If you have been charged or are currently under investigation for a Treasure Coast or Palm Beach drug trafficking, manufacture or cultivation case, contact us now to discuss your options with qualified attorneys at the Ferraro Law Group.