Florida Inmates find 65 Pounds of Marijuana

Marion County jail inmates found almost 65 lbs of pot in bags on the side of the road on Sunday. At this time, police don’t know where the came from.

In Florida, there is a trafficking statute for marijuana. If you possess more than 25 pounds of pot, you can be charged with a first degree felony punishable for up to 30 years in prison.

If you possess more than 25 pounds of marijuana in Florida, but less than 2,000 pounds, you are facing a minimum mandatory of 3 years in prison. That means if you are convicted of this criminal pot charge in Jacksonville, you will spend at least 3 years in a Florida prison without any gain time.

If you possess more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana, but less than 10,000 pounds, you are facing a 7 year minimum mandatory. That means if you are arrested and convicted of this criminal marijuana charge in Jacksonville, you will spend at least 7 years in prison.

If you possess 10,000 pounds or more of pot, you are facing 15 years in a Florida prison without any gain time.

If you have been arrested on pot charges in Jacksonville, contact our Jacksonville Pot Lawyers at (904) 634-0900.