Basic Montana Drug Statute

 

Offense

Penalty

Imprisonment

Fine

The  production or manufacture of a dangerous drug including meth

 First offense

Felony

Not less than 5 yrs not more than life

$50,000 or both imprisonment and fine

Second offense

Felony

Not less than 20 yrs no more than life

$50,000 or both imprisonment and fine

Third offense

Felony

Not less than 40 yrs no more than life

 

$50,000 or both imprisonment and fine

Possession of listed precursor chemicals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance

Felony

Not less than 2 yrs no more than 20 yrs

$50,000 or both imprisonment and fine

Criminal possession of precursors to dangerous drugs

Felony

Not less than 2 yrs no more than 20*

$50,000 or both imprisonment and fine

*Average sentence time in most cases that have been taken through federal court with an average sentence of 10 years

 

**For further information on these laws and laws of other states link to stopdrugs.org or the DEA websites\The basic mandatory minimum sentence under the federal law are:  10 grams (pure)=5 years in prison

100 grams (pure)=10 years in prison

From methamphetamine FAQ, drug use, manufacturing, cost and effects of methamphetamines.

http://www.kci.org/meth_info/faq_meth.htm  accessed 5/25/99.

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