Drug Cultivation and Manufacturing
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The manufacture or cultivation of controlled dangerous substances (CDS)
in Indiana is heavily regulated and illegitimately performing these processes
is prosecuted under state law. The legal codes surrounding drug manufacturing
or cultivation are very broadly-encompassing and can even allow charges
to be pressed if you are found to be in possession of substances used
to create illicit drugs. That is why, if you’ve been charged, it
is critical to retain the services of an experienced Noblesville criminal
defense lawyer who can help you navigate the complicated legal process.
The Criminal Defense Team, our elite criminal defense team has time and time again demonstrated
that we know what it takes protect our clients both in and outside the
courtroom. Our firm is proud to be the only firm in Indiana with all three
attorneys to be named Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists by the
National Board of Trial Advocacy, an honor bestowed upon only three lawyers
in the entire state. We are highly experienced in all forms of criminal
law, and have handled numerous drug crimes cases with substantial success.
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Indiana Drug Schedules
Drug cultivation and manufacturing crimes are often sentenced based on
the amount of CDS produced and the type of substance, which is classified
in a list called a schedule. These classifications are based on any medical
benefits a substance might have as well as its addiction risk—drugs
that have a higher rate of abuse are often considered more dangerous and
assigned heavier penalties.
Indiana’s drug schedules are as follows:
Schedule V: These are generally considered the least-dangerous drugs, as they have
accepted medical use and limited addiction risk. One example would be Codeine.
Schedule IV: These have an elevated dependency risk but still have some medical use.
One example would be Valium.
Schedule III: These are a moderate addiction risk and begin to lose accepted medical
use benefits. One example would be certain anabolic steroids.
Schedule II: These have a very high risk of addiction but still may have a limited
medical benefit. Some examples would be morphine, cocaine, methamphetamines,
opium, and PCP.
Schedule I: These have no accepted legitimate medical use and have an extremely high
addiction risk. Some examples include LSD and heroin.
Drug manufacturing is a “wobbler” charge in Indiana, as the
severity of your penalties as well as the classification of the crime
depends on the schedule of the substance produced. For example, the manufacture
of heroin, a Schedule I substance, is considered a felony and carries
stricter penalties than the manufacture of codeine, a Schedule V substance.
Marijuana Cultivation in Indiana
Marijuana, along with hash oil, hashish, salvia, and synthetic cannabinoids,
are prosecuted slightly differently from most other drugs, and they are
not placed into the traditional drug schedule. However, the cultivation
of marijuana is a “wobbler” charge as well, and can vary between
a Class A misdemeanor charge and a Class D felony, depending on the amount
Contact the Noblesville drug crimes attorneys at The Criminal Defense Team
today and schedule your
free consultation to learn more about your charge and how we can help.