(352) 593-4115

120 N Broad St #100
Brooksville, FL 34601

Submit Information for Case Evaluation

* required

Drug Manufacturing

The term manufacture is defined under Florida Statute § 893.02(15)(a) as meaning “the production, preparation, propagation, compounding, cultivating, growing, conversion, or processing of a controlled substance, either directly or indirectly, by extraction from substances of natural origin, or independently by means of chemical synthesis, or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis, and includes any packaging of the substance or labeling or relabeling of its container.” The term does not include the preparation, compounding, packaging, or labeling of a controlled substance by a practitioner or pharmacist as an incident to his or her administering or delivering of a controlled substance in the course of his or her professional practice, or a practitioner, or by his or her authorized agent under the practitioner’s supervision, for the purpose of, or as an incident to, research, teaching, or chemical analysis, and not for sale.

When an unauthorized individual manufactures a controlled substance, it is a felony offense in Florida. Unlike simple possession offenses, prosecutors usually seek very stiff punishments for the people accused of these types of crimes, including lengthy prison sentences and large fines.

Lawyer for Drug Manufacturing Arrests in Brooksville, FL

If you were arrested or you believe that you could be under investigation for an alleged drug manufacturing offense in Central Florida, it is in your best interest to exercise your right to remain silent until you have legal representation. Ashley M. Aulls, P.A. aggressively defends clients accused of drug crimes in New Port Richey, Inverness, Spring Hill, Wildwood, Brooksville, Weeki Wachee, and many surrounding areas of Hernando County.

Brooksville criminal defense attorney Ashley Aulls can fight to possibly get your criminal charges reduced or dismissed. He can provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case as soon as you call (352) 593-4115 to take advantage of a free initial consultation.


Florida Drug Manufacturing Information Center


Back to top

Hernando County Drug Manufacturing Penalties

Florida Statute § 893.13 makes it illegal to manufacture a controlled substance, but the classification of these a drug manufacturing offense depends on the type of illegal drug involved, the amount that the alleged offender is accused of manufacturing, and the location of the alleged offense. It is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000 if an alleged offender manufactures a controlled substance named or described in Florida Statute § 893.03(1)(c), (2)(c)1., (2)(c)2., (2)(c)3., (2)(c)5., (2)(c)6., (2)(c)7., (2)(c)8., (2)(c)9., (3), or (4), including up to 14 grams of amphetamines or up to 1 gram of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).

Drug manufacturing becomes a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000 if an alleged offender manufactures a controlled substance named or described in Florida Statute § 893.03(1)(a), (1)(b), (1)(d), (2)(a), (2)(b), or (2)(c)4. Examples of illegal drugs that constitute second-degree felony offenses include:

  • Up to 4 grams of flunitrazepam (Rohypnol or “roofies”);
  • Up to 4 grams of an opiate, such as codeine, heroin, hydrocodone, morphine, opium, or oxycodone;
  • Up to 14 grams of methamphetamine (crystal meth or simply “meth”);
  • Up to 28 grams of phencyclidine (PCP or angel dust); or
  • Up to 1 kilogram of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB).

Drug manufacturing charges can be enhanced to the next highest level (a third-degree felony becomes a second-degree felony, a second-degree felony offense becomes first-degree felony) if the alleged offense is committed in, on, or within 1,000 feet of the real property comprising any of the following protected areas:

  • A child care facility between the hours of 6 a.m. and 12 midnight;
  • A public or private elementary, middle, or secondary school between the hours of 6 a.m. and 12 midnight;
  • A state, county, or municipal park;
  • A community center; or
  • A publicly owned recreational facility;
  • A public or private college, university, or other postsecondary educational institution;
  • A physical place for worship at which a church or religious organization regularly conducts religious services;
  • A public housing facility;
  • An assisted living facility; or
  • A convenience business.

If the amount of an illegal drug exceeds any of the aforementioned amounts, drug manufacturing becomes a first-degree felony drug trafficking crime. Sentences in such cases depend on the specific amounts involved:

Controlled Substance

Amount

Fine

Prison Sentence

Amphetamine, methamphetamine, any mixture containing amphetamine or methamphetamine, or phenylacetone, phenylacetic acid, pseudoephedrine, or ephedrine in conjunction with other chemicals and equipment utilized in the manufacture of amphetamine or methamphetamine

14 grams or more, but less than 28 grams

$50,000

Minimum of three years up to 30 years in prison

28 grams or more, but less than 200 grams

$100,000

Minimum of seven years up to 30 years in prison

200 grams or more

$250,000

Minimum of 15 years up to 30 years in prison

Cocaine

28 grams or more, but less than 200 grams

$50,000

Minimum of three years up to 30 years in prison

200 grams or more, but less than 400 grams

$100,000

Minimum of seven years up to 30 years in prison

400 grams or more, but less than 150 kilograms

$250,000

Minimum of 15 years up to 30 years in prison

150 kilograms or more

Life in prison with ineligibility for any form of discretionary early release

Flunitrazepam or any mixture containing flunitrazepam

4 grams or more but less than 14 grams

$50,000

Minimum of three years up to 30 years in prison

14 grams or more but less than 28 grams

$100,000

Minimum of seven years up to 30 years in prison

28 grams or more but less than 30 kilograms

$500,000

Minimum of 25 years up to 30 years in prison

30 kilograms or more

Life in prison with ineligibility for any form of discretionary early release

GHB

1 kilogram or more but less than 5 kilograms

$50,000

Minimum of three years up to 30 years in prison

5 kilograms or more but less than 10 kilograms

$100,000

Minimum of seven years up to 30 years in prison

10 kilograms or more

$250,000

Minimum of 15 years up to 30 years in prison

Hydrocodone, or any salt, derivative, isomer, or salt of an isomer thereof

14 grams or more, but less than 28 grams

$50,000

Minimum of three years up to 30 years in prison

28 grams or more, but less than 50 grams

$100,000

Minimum of seven years up to 30 years in prison

50 grams or more, but less than 200 grams

$500,000

Minimum of 15 years up to 30 years in prison

200 grams or more, but less than 30 kilograms

$750,000

Minimum of 25 years up to 30 years in prison

30 kilograms or more

Life in prison with ineligibility for any form of discretionary early release

LSD

1 gram or more, but less than 5 grams

$50,000

Minimum of three years up to 30 years in prison

5 grams or more, but less than 7 grams

$100,000

Minimum of seven years up to 30 years in prison

7 grams or more

$500,000

Minimum of 15 years up to 30 years in prison

Methaqualone (Quaalude) or any mixture containing methaqualone

200 grams or more, but less than 5 kilograms

$50,000

Minimum of three years up to 30 years in prison

5 kilograms or more, but less than 25 kilograms

$100,000

Minimum of seven years up to 30 years in prison

25 kilograms or more

$250,000

Minimum of 15 years up to 30 years in prison

Morphine, opium, hydromorphone, or any salt, derivative, isomer, or salt of an isomer thereof, including heroin

4 grams or more, but less than 14 grams

$50,000

Minimum of three years up to 30 years in prison

14 grams or more, but less than 28 grams

$100,000

Minimum of 15 years up to 30 years in prison

28 grams or more, but less than 30 kilograms

$500,000

Minimum of 25 years up to 30 years in prison

30 kilograms or more

Life in prison with ineligibility for any form of discretionary early release

Oxycodone, or any salt, derivative, isomer, or salt of an isomer thereof

7 grams or more, but less than 14 grams

$50,000

Minimum of three years up to 30 years in prison

14 grams or more, but less than 25 grams

$100,000

Minimum of seven years up to 30 years in prison

25 grams or more, but less than 100 grams

$500,000

Minimum of 15 years up to 30 years in prison

100 grams or more, but less than 30 kilograms

$750,000

Minimum of 25 years up to 30 years in prison

30 kilograms or more

Life in prison with ineligibility for any form of discretionary early release

PCP or any mixture containing PCP

28 grams or more, but less than 200 grams

$50,000

Minimum of three years up to 30 years in prison

200 grams or more, but less than 400 grams

$100,000

Minimum of seven years up to 30 years in prison

400 grams or more

$250,000

Minimum of 15 years up to 30 years in prison


Back to top

Drug Manufacturing Penalties for Property Owners in Brooksville

Under Florida Statute § 893.1351, certain property owners can also face drug manufacturing charges. The statute establishes the following criminal offenses:

  • If an alleged offender owns, leases, or rents any place, structure, or part thereof, trailer, or other conveyance with the knowledge that the place, structure, trailer, or conveyance will be used for the manufacture of a controlled substance intended for sale or distribution to another, it is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000;
  • If an alleged offender is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of any place, structure, or part thereof, trailer, or other conveyance with the knowledge that the place, structure, or part thereof, trailer, or conveyance will be used for the manufacture of a controlled substance intended for sale or distribution to another, it is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000; and
  • If an alleged offender is in actual or constructive possession of a place, structure, trailer, or conveyance with the knowledge that the place, structure, trailer, or conveyance is being used to manufacture a controlled substance intended for sale or distribution to another and knew or should have known that a minor is present or resides in the place, structure, trailer, or conveyance, it is a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Back to top

Florida Drug Manufacturing Resources

River Coast Area of Narcotics Anonymous (NA) — NA identifies itself as “a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership” with more than 63,000 meetings weekly in 132 countries. The River Coast Area of NA consists of Hernando County and parts of Sumter County in Florida, and you can find the times and locations meetings in these areas on this website. You can also find additional material related to NA, including its “In Times of Illness” booklet and the results of a membership survey.

Florida Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act — View the full text of state drug laws in Florida under Chapter 893 of the Florida Statutes. Many manufacturing offenses are established under Florida Statute § 893.13, but you can also find manufacturing offenses classified as trafficking crimes under Florida Statute § 893.135. You can also find specific legal definitions relating to manufacturing.


Back to top

Ashley M. Aulls, P.A. | Brooksville Drug Manufacturing Defense Attorney

Do you think that you might be under investigation or were you already arrested in Central Florida for allegedly manufacturing a controlled substance? You should not say anything to authorities without legal counsel. Contact Ashley M. Aulls, P.A. as soon as possible.

Ashley Aulls is an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Brooksville who represents individuals in communities all over Hernando County, Citrus County, Sumter County, and Pasco County. Call (352) 593-4115 or complete an online contact form to have our attorney review your case and discuss all of your legal options during a free, confidential consultation.


Back to top

This website was created solely for general information purposes. It is not intended to provide official legal counsel for any situation. Only a licensed attorney in Florida can provide you with official legal guidance after learning the details surrounding your case. Contacting Ashley M. Aulls, P.A. through e-mail, fax, phone, or other medium, does not form an attorney-client relationship.