Drug Trafficking in California
What’s The Difference Between Selling and Trafficking?
According to California Health and Safety Code Section 11352, drug trafficking
is associated with the acts of selling, transporting, administering, furnishing,
selling or distributing illegal substances or offering to sell, transport,
administer, furnish or attempts or attempting to transport or import any
controlled substance into the state. While selling drugs typically correlates
with smaller amounts intended for personal use, trafficking is tied with
extensive drug activity in larger quantity.
Drug Trafficking Penalties
Drug trafficking is a felony; however, the details of the punishment depends
on the type of drug, the activity, the alleged individual’s prior
criminal record and other factors. Sale, transfer, transport or import
of controlled substances can result in three to five years in prison.
Transport from one county to another non-contiguous county can lead to
an increased prison sentence of three to nine years.
Other factors which could result in enhanced charge are the following:
- Persuading a minor to be involved in drug-related activities
- Trafficking within 1,000 feet of schools, school-related programs, detox
facilities or other protected areas
- Trafficking across state lines and international borders (federal charges)
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