PCP can be combined with marijuana and smoked.
Under Florida's trafficking statute, trafficking in phencyclidine is regulated as follows:
"Any person who knowingly sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of, 28 grams or more of phencyclidine or of any mixture containing phencyclidine, as described in s. 893.03(2)(b), commits a felony of the first degree, which felony shall be known as "trafficking in phencyclidine," punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084."
A felony of the first-degree is punishable by up to 30 years in state prison.
"If the quantity involved:
a. Is 28 grams or more, but less than 200 grams, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 3 years, and the defendant shall be ordered to pay a fine of $50,000.
b. Is 200 grams or more, but less than 400 grams, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 7 years, and the defendant shall be ordered to pay a fine of $100,000.
c. Is 400 grams or more, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 calendar years and pay a fine of $250,000.
Much like trafficking in hydrocodone, oxycodone, ecstasy, and methamphetamine, the mandatory minimum sentences are harsh.
Florida law has created mandatory prison time for nearly every trafficking offense. A mandatory sentence means that the convicted person serves day-for-day time, without acquiring gain time.
Mandatory minimum sentences for trafficking cases range from 3 years, all the way up to 25 years.
I am a former Miami-Dade prosecutor who presently practices criminal defense in the Miami-Dade and Broward areas.
I represent clients charged with all types of trafficking crimes.
Trafficking cases are some of the most serious in Florida. Don't waste time. The State Attorney's Office will assign the best and most specialized prosecutors to the case. You should have a qualified criminal lawyer in your corner, mounting your defense.
Did the police:
1) Enter your home without your permission?
2) Search your car without your permission?
3) Use a confidential informant (C.I.) to lure you into a drug transaction?
4) Pressure or coerce you into transporting or selling drugs?
5) Search an area beyond what you permitted them to search?
6) Ask you questions without reading you your rights?
7) Threaten you or make promises to you in order to get your permission to search?
8) Use excessive force?
These are just some of the things I look for in every trafficking case. No matter what the cops supposedly found, your constitutional rights are more important than anything! Many cops feel that the ends justify the means. In other words, as long as the cops are able to find drugs, then nothing else matters.
That logic may get you arrested, but it cannot get you convicted. If the cops screwed up, their error will only benefit you.
Call me today to discuss your case.