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What Is Considered “Drug Trafficking” In Georgia & What Are the Penalties?

According to Georgia Code §16-13-31 and §16-13-31.1, the following is considered drug trafficking:

However, the penalties vary depending on the type and quantity of the substance. Because of the absurdly high mandatory minimum sentences for trafficking, your sentence could be substantially higher than it would be if the case were in federal court.

Georgia Drug Trafficking Penalties

Georgia Code §16-13-31 relates to trafficking in cocaine, illegal drugs, marijuana, or methamphetamine.

Georgia Code §16-13-31.1 only regards trafficking in ecstasy.

Georgia Code §16-13-31

The penalties for trafficking cocaine, morphine, marijuana, and methaqualone (including selling, manufacturing, delivering, possessing, or bringing into the state) in Georgia are as follows:

Georgia Code §16-13-31.1

The penalties for trafficking ecstasy (including selling, manufacturing, delivering, or bringing into the state) in Georgia are as follows:

(For reference, ecstasy may also be referred to as 3, 4-methylenedioxyamphetamine or 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or any mixture containing 3, 4-methylenedioxyamphetamine or 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine)

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