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How Serious is a Manufacture a Controlled Substance Charge in Tulsa?

manufacture a controlled substanceEven attempting to manufacture a controlled substance in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a serious offense that could lead to life in prison.

In Tulsa, the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act defines those substances that are considered controlled and dangerous and classifies them in schedules I through V. (Okla. Stat. tit. 63 § 2-101, 2-204, 2-212)

Any substance or immediate precursor to the substances listed in the act is also prohibited as a controlled and dangerous substance. The act includes not only drugs such as marijuana, heroin, meth, and cocaine but also the compounds used to manufacture them.

What Is It to Manufacture a Controlled Substance in Tulsa?

“Manufacturer” includes any person who packages, repackages, or labels any container of any controlled dangerous substance, except practitioners who dispense or compound prescription orders for delivery to the ultimate consumer.

The possession of any amount of anhydrous ammonia in an unauthorized container shall be prima facie evidence of intent to manufacture a controlled substance.

Possession of many other substances can also be used as evidence as intent to manufacture a controlled substance.

Penalties

The manufacture or attempt to manufacture a controlled substance in Tulsa is a felony crime.

The unlawful manufacturing or attempt to unlawfully manufacture a controlled substance is punishable by a minimum of seven years in prison and a fine of $50,000. (Okla. Stat. tit. 63 §2-401)

A person convicted of manufacturing meth will also be placed on the Oklahoma Methamphetamine Offender Registry, prohibiting him or her from legally purchasing or possessing pseudoephedrine.

Aggravated manufacturing of a controlled dangerous substance can be charged depending on the quantity of certain substances found. Aggravated manufacturing of a controlled dangerous substance is punishable by 20 years to life in prison and a fine of $50,000. (Okla. Stat. tit. 63 §2-401)

Free Consultation: Tulsa Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or someone you know has been accused of the manufacturing of a controlled dangerous substance in Oklahoma, please contact a Tulsa criminal defense attorney to discuss your available legal options.

Consult with an experienced attorney at the Wirth Law Offices – Tulsa today, by calling 918-756-9600 or toll-free at 1-888-447-7262 (Wirth Law).

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