Charges for the Illegal Manufacture of Drugs
Under both Ohio and federal law, the illegal manufacture of drugs is a very serious crime. If the controlled substance manufactured was a schedule I or II drug, this is classified as a second degree felony and the penalty for this is a mandatory two to eight years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000. If the manufacturing took place in the vicinity of juveniles or of a school, the sentence is enhanced to be a first degree felony with three to 10 years in prison and a fine of as much as $20,000.
Schedule I drugs include heroin, LSD, marijuana drug crime, ecstasy, methaqualone, and peyote. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, Schedule I drugs are defined as “drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence.”