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Paul, Criminal Justice Lawyer
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Experience:  Juris Doctor from UTulsa. Practicing attorney in Oklahoma. Experience as a criminal prosecutor.
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How much time can someone get for getting caught with 30 lbs of marijuana in Mississi

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He is a convicted felon and is already in a federal prison for another charge.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
The crime was committed in Meridian, Mississippi.
Expert:  Paul replied 8 years ago.

The drug statutes in Mississippi can be found in 41-29-101. Below, is a table showing what the maximum penalties could be for 30 pounds of marijuana. The offenses are divided up into either Possession / Sale / Trafficking. The prognosis for someone who has already been convicted as a felon is not good.

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Possession >5 kg.: 10-30 yrs. and up to $1 million
SaleOver 1 oz.: up to 30 yrs. and/or $5,000 to $1,000,000; Subsequent offense: double penalties
TraffickingAnyone over 21 selling 10 lbs. or more of marijuana during any 12 month period shall have life in prison without suspension/parole