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Petitioning State Representative Allen Treadaway and 9 others

law enforcement personnel and emergency responders: Place a weight for trafficking on synthetic drugs.

Marijuana and controlled substance drugs such as Crystal Meth and Heroin have weight to determine whether the crime is possession or trafficking. It's sad that synthetic drugs (synthetic marijuana) is killing our youth and no drastic change is being done. We have more and more people getting arrested for synthetic drugs and getting a controlled substance charge; while having amounts anywhere from 1 to100 grams or more in their possession. At the same time you have people coming to jail on trafficking in illegal drugs all because they had a specific amount of drugs on them that is illegal to carry in this state. Because the State of Alabama has laws on certain drugs, they are controlled better due to the charge of the crime being so significant. For example; a person charged with trafficking morphine, opium, or any salt isomer or salt of and isomer thereof, including heroin or 4 grams or more of any mixture containing any such substance is guilty of a felony known as "trafficking in illegal drugs".The punishment for such crimes ranges depending on the weight anywhere from 4 grams to 56 grams. If someone is caught trafficking 4 to 14 grams, you may be sentenced to a manditory minimum of 3 years imprisonment and a fine of 50,000 dollars. The severity of the punishment increases with additional weight. If you are caught with 56g or more, you shall be sentenced to a manditory LIFE without the possibility of parole. Possession of a controlled substance is a class C felony. The Punishment for possession of a controlled substance can not be more than 10 years and no less than 1 year,1 day imprisonment. You can find more about these laws in the Criminal Laws of Alabama 2012 Edition or you can go online to

This petition was delivered to:
  • Governor
    Kay Ivey
  • State Representative
    Mac Buttram
  • State Representative
    Greg Burdine
  • State Senator
    Dick Brewbaker
  • State Senator
    Paul Bussman
  • Governor
    Robert Bentley
  • Alabama Governor

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