Drug Manufacturing & Cultivation

Drug Manufacturing & Cultivation

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The manufacturing and cultivation of controlled substances is one of the most serious drug charges one can face in Pennsylvania. If a conviction is reached, the full extent of the consequences depends on the type of substance created, the amount produced, and any previous criminal record or drug charges.

When facing drug manufacturing or cultivation charges, it is important that you do not face prosecution on your own. Contact a skilled Pittsburgh drug crimes lawyer who can help you formulate a hard-hitting criminal defense and fight for the best possible outcome of your case. The Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz has served the Pittsburgh metropolitan area for 38 years and has won numerous legal battles for his clients, including many drug crimes charges.

Call the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz at 412.453.3341 and secure the legal representation you need in your corner today.

Commonly Manufactured Drugs

Pennsylvania has some of the strictest drug laws in the nation, and the cultivation of these substances can result in serious legal consequences. Certain drugs can even be manufactured out of readily available materials, in which case the possession of those substances for the purpose of drug manufacturing may be considered punishable by law, as well.

Common controlled substances include:

  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamines
  • Cocaine

Manufactured drugs are often punished based on the amount produced (or at least how much can be proven in a court of law), and are then punished according to their appropriate schedule. Schedule V substances are generally the least severe, with maximum punishments being up to one year in prison and a $1,000 fine.

Marijuana is considered a Schedule I substance in Pennsylvania, meaning it has no recognized medical value and is considered among the most dangerous controlled substances. Possession of marijuana plants (marijuana cultivation) is considered a felony, with the minimum prison sentence for possession of 10 plants set at one year. These charges are often compounded by drug sale charges, which have their own set of laws and penalties surrounding them.

Facing drug cultivation or manufacturing charges? Contact the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz today to request a free initial case evaluation.