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Drug Trafficking in Florida

According to Florida Statutes 893.135, drug trafficking is defined as an individual who is knowingly selling, purchasing, manufacturing, and delivering an illegal drug. Any person who is found to have possession of more than a certain amount of a controlled substance may also be charged with trafficking, as they are considered to be involved in the drug trade with such a high quantity. Unfortunately, this charge is often unfair, because not all individuals who are found with a large amount of a substance are actually selling and delivering the drugs. Here are the minimum amounts needed for some commonly trafficked drugs:

  • Marijuana (Cannabis): 25lbs or 300 plants
  • MDMA (Ecstasy): 10 grams
  • Cocaine: 28 grams
  • Oxycodone and Hydrocodone: 4 grams

Make sure that you are properly defended if you have been charged with drug trafficking or any other drug crime. These can be serious charges that may lead to imprisonment and fines if you are convicted. Obtain legal counsel from a Lakeland criminal defense lawyer at Ayo and Iken, PLC. We can provide representation you can count on to stick with you throughout the entirety of your case.

Florida Penalties for Drug Trafficking

Not only can a drug trafficking conviction incur penalties of jail time and heft fines, but it can affect the rest of your future. Below are the minimum punishments for commonly trafficked drugs.


  • Between 25-200lbs or 300 plants: 3 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines
  • More than 2,000lbs or up to 10,000 plants: 7 years in prison and up to $50,000 in fines
  • More than 10,000lbs or more than 10,000 plants: 15 years in prison and up to $200,000 in fines

MDMA (Ecstasy)/Cocaine

  • More than 10 or less than 200grams:: 3 years in prison and up to $50,000 in fines
  • More than 200 or less than 400 grams: 7 years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines
  • More than 400 grams: 15 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines


  • More than 4 or less than 14 grams: 3 years in prison and up to $50,000 in fines
  • More than 14 or less than 28 grams: 15 years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines
  • More than 28 or less than 30 grams: 25 years in prison and up to $500,000 in fine

If you want more information about the consequences you could be incurring, then speak to a member of our legal team. We can help you understand the implications of your case.

Our Lakeland drug crimes lawyers can defend your charges!

If you have been charged with trafficking drugs in Florida, then let our legal team employ our effective defenses! We may be able to challenge the evidence against you if the information was obtained illegally. We could also try to prove that the government or informant entrapped you, and otherwise you would not have committed the crime. Speak to a Lakeland drug trafficking lawyer now to get your free initial consultation. We can also provide assistance in Spanish. Call now, before it's too late!

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