An arrest for manufacturing methamphetamines can result in serious penalties. Additionally, the possession of precursor drugs with the intent to manufacture meth can also result in criminal penalties. A precursor drug is a drug that contains ephedrine or pseudoephedrine as an active ingredient.
If you are facing charges for manufacturing drugs in a meth lab or for possession of precursor drugs, the attorneys at Villaume & Schiek, P.A., can stand up for your rights and protect you throughout the criminal process. Contact our office in Bloomington to schedule a free consultation about your defense.
Penalties for Meth Lab Charges
If you are convicted of manufacturing methamphetamines, you could face up to 30 years in prison and up to a $1 million fine. For possession of a precursor drug with the intent to manufacture meth, you could also face up to 10 years in prison and up to $20,000 in fines. A previous conviction can increase the potential penalties you face with either of these crimes.
Additionally, the amount of meth substance you are accused of manufacturing can have an impact on the penalties. It does not matter how much of the meth substance is actually usable. Instead, the entire amount of meth substance is counted. This means that even if you are accused of manufacturing meth to the “wet” stage, where it is not yet ready for use, you could still face charges for all of the meth substance.
In addition to the criminal charges, you may also be required to pay restitution as a result of any criminal conviction for a meth lab. This requires you to pay for property damage, cleanup and emergency services required as a result of the meth manufacturing.
Speak With a Lawyer About Your Drug Crime Defense
If you were arrested for having a meth lab, contact a lawyer at our defense firm. Call our Twin Cities law firm at (952) 851-9500, or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation. Our law office is conveniently located in Bloomington, Minnesota, right off Interstate 494 (I-494) and across from the Mall of America, and has ample free parking.