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Manufacture of a Controlled Drug

A person who manufactures a controlled drug (without an intention of sale) is guilty of an offence [Controlled Substances Act 1984 (SA) s 33J(1)].

Maximum penalty for a basic offence: a fine of up to $30 000 or imprisonment for 7 years, or both [s 33J(1)(a)(ii)]. For an aggravated offence, or a basic offence where the offender is a serious drug offender, the penalty increases to a fine of up to $75 000 or imprisonment for 15 years, or both [ss 33J(1)(a)(i); 33J(1)(b)].

It is also an offence to have possession of a controlled precursor or any prescribed equipment with the intention of using it to manufacture a controlled drug [s 33J(2)].

Maximum penalty for a basic offence: a fine of up to $20 000 or imprisonment for 5 years, or both [s 33J(2)(a)(ii)]. For an aggravated offence, or a basic offence where the offender is a serious drug offender, the penalty increases to a fine of up to $30 000 or imprisonment for 7 years, or both [ss 33J(2)(a)(i); 33J(2)(b)].

Manufacture of a Controlled Drug  :  Last Revised: Mon Apr 1st 2019
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