Florida state law prohibits the distribution and sale of controlled substances listed by law. The state may prosecute an individual who possesses a controlled substance with an intent to sell or distribute it. Florida law also prohibits drug trafficking to bring large amounts of controlled substances into the state.
A prosecutor must show that the defendant “knowingly” participated in drug trafficking activities to prove the offense. Specifically, a prosecutor must show that the defendant had an awareness of the activities to bring drugs into the state of Florida or an intent to engage in drug trafficking. Prosecutors must also show that the seized materials are controlled substances as defined by Florida laws.
A number of criminal charges related to the possession of a controlled substance with an intent to sell can also be pursued by a prosecutor.
Drug distribution, not prosecuted as trafficking, generally involves controlled substances in smaller amounts. This specific offense depends on the type of drug, the amount, and the defendant’s activities.
Drug trafficking, prosecuted as a first degree felony, can result in imprisonment. The specific terms depend on the type of drug and quantities involved. Drug distribution activities can also include imprisonment and a fine as penalty.
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