|Trafficking in Cannabis 25 to 2,000 893.135
Trafficking in Cannabis over 25 pounds is a First Degree Felony punishable by at least three (3) years in the Florida State Prison. This offense is also charged in growhouse cases when there are more that three-hundred (300) plants seized by law enforcement. Forfeiture of assets is a frequent flyer by law enforcement in these cases.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Major Violator’s Unit investigates drug trafficking offenses in the Tampa Bay area. Charge Code DRUG2905 is used by the court system when cases involve Trafficking in Cannabis 25 to 2,000 pounds. The charge is a First Degree Felony under Florida law.
893.135 Trafficking; mandatory sentences; suspension or reduction of sentences; conspiracy to engage in trafficking.
(a) Any person who knowingly sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of, in excess of 25 pounds of cannabis, or 300 or more cannabis plants, commits a felony of the first degree, which felony shall be known as “trafficking in cannabis,” punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. If the quantity of cannabis involved:
1. Is in excess of 25 pounds, but less than 2,000 pounds, or is 300 or more cannabis plants, but not more than 2,000 cannabis plants, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 3 years, and the defendant shall be ordered to pay a fine of $25,000.
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