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What Are Penalties for Manufacturing Meth?

Posted on September 8, 2014 in General Criminal Law Issues - Northern KY State Crimes in Northern Kentucky

The penalties for manufacturing methamphetamines in Kentucky vary greatly.  Pursuant to KRS 218A.1432 Manufacturing methamphetamine — Penalties.
(1) A person is guilty of manufacturing methamphetamine when he knowingly and unlawfully:
(a) Manufactures methamphetamine; or
(b) With intent to manufacture methamphetamine possesses two (2) or more chemicals or two (2) or more items of equipment for the manufacture of methamphetamine.
(2) Manufacture of methamphetamine is a Class B felony for the first offense and a Class A felony for a second or subsequent offense.

A meth precursor is a D felony and can be prosecuted for unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor when he or she knowingly and unlawfully possesses a drug product or combination of drug products containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine, or their salts, isomers, or salts of isomers, with the intent to use the drug product or combination of drug products as a precursor to manufacturing methamphetamine or other controlled substance

The felony offenses are subject to periods of incarceration as follows:

  • A class B Felony is punishable by 10-20 years in state prison.
  • A class C Felony is punishable by 5-10 years in state prison; and
  • A class D Felony is punishable by 1-5 years of incarceration.   

If you have been charged with possession of meth, possession of precursor or manufacturing meth, you are facing serious criminal charges and a significant period of incarceration.  In Northern Kentucky, contact criminal defense attorney Michael W. Bouldin at mwbouldin@fuse.net or call 859-581-MIKE (859-581-6453for consultation and representation.