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Question: What sentence does trafficking Opium usually carry. 8.3 grams. First offense. And it was for personal consumption.

Answer: Arizona law (ARS 13-3401) classifies Opium as a 'Narcotic Drug.'

Arizona Law (ARS 13-3408) sets the consequences for sale, possession and production of Opium and other 'Narcotic Drugs':

Offense Consequence
Possess or use a narcotic drug. Class 4 felony
Possess a narcotic drug for sale Class 2 felony
Possess equipment or chemicals, or both, for the purpose of manufacturing a narcotic drug. Class 3 felony
Manufacture a narcotic drug. Class 2 felony
Administer a narcotic drug to another person. Class 2 felony
Obtain or procure the administration of a narcotic drug by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or subterfuge. Class 3 felony
Transport for sale, import into this state, offer to transport for sale or import into this state, sell, transfer or offer to sell or transfer a narcotic drug.Class 2 felony

The severity of sentences increases from the most severe being a Class 1 felony and the least severe being a Class 5 felony. (You can Read more on LFK about sentences associated with different classes of felonies) So, there are greater penalties associated with selling and producing and even transporting than there is for simply using Opium for personal use.

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On 04/03/02
justin h from CA said:
for the class 4 felony and class whatever felony, i believe you shoul describe what a class x(any number) felony is. you should describe what happens to you, etc.

Editor's Note:

See this page for the penalties associated with the different types of felonies and misdemeanors
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