Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Dealing in cocaine and methamphetamine. Provides that a person who possesses at least 10 grams of cocaine, a narcotic drug, or methamphetamine may be convicted of possession with intent to deliver without additional evidence of intent. Makes dealing in cocaine, a narcotic drug, or methamphetamine a Level 2 felony if: (1) an enhancing circumstance applies; or (2) the drug, alone or in combination with alcohol or another drug, results in the death of any person. Makes Level 2 and Level 3 controlled substance offenses nonsuspendible if the person has a prior felony conviction. Creates a separate crime of manufacturing methamphetamine. Dealing in cocaine and methamphetamine. Provides that a person who possesses at least 10 grams of cocaine, a narcotic drug, or methamphetamine may be convicted of possession with intent to deliver without additional evidence of intent. Makes dealing in cocaine, a narcotic drug, or methamphetamine a Level 2 felony if: (1) an enhancing circumstance applies; or (2) the drug, alone or in combination with alcohol or another drug, results in the death of any person. Makes Level 2 and Level 3 controlled substance offenses nonsuspendible if the person has a prior felony conviction. Creates a separate crime of manufacturing methamphetamine. Increases the penalty for manufacturing methamphetamine if the manufacture results in serious bodily injury to another person. (Under current law, the penalty increases only if the serious bodily injury is caused by an explosion.) ... View more