The manufacturing of controlled substances is illegal, and, therefore, anyone who is found to be cultivating or manufacturing illegal drugs in Michigan could be subjected to severe consequences. If you are found guilty of manufacturing a drug or even having the intent to manufacture a drug in the state, the severity of your punishment depends on the type and amount of the manufactured drug.
When facing any criminal charges, it is important you take the time to understand the law. The following is a brief overview of the drug cultivation and manufacturing laws in Michigan.
The manufacture of Schedule 1 or 2 narcotics
If you are found guilty of manufacturing more than one kilogram of Schedule 1 or 2 narcotics, you could face a felony punishable by a maximum of life imprisonment. You may also face a fine of up to $1,000,000.
The manufacture of controlled substances Schedule 1, 2 or 3 of non-narcotics
If you are found guilty of manufacturing controlled substances that are non-narcotics in Michigan of Schedule 1, 2, or 3, you will face felony charges. You could face a maximum of seven years in prison and may also need to pay a fine of up to $10,000. If you were manufacturing a Schedule 5 controlled substance, you could find yourself facing a maximum of two years in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.
The manufacture of marijuana in Michigan
Marijuana cultivation has its own set of penalties in Michigan. If you are found to be cultivating over 200 plants or over 45 kilograms of marijuana, you will face felony charges with a maximum jail sentence of 15 years and a maximum fine of $10,000,000.
If you are found to have cultivated between 20 and 200 plants or between 5 and 45 kilograms of marijuana, you could face up to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.
If you have been accused of cultivating controlled substances in Michigan, you should be proactive and ensure you have an aggressive defense on your side. Not acting in good time could lead to life-changing consequences.