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Question: What is the punishment for selling controlled substances (Tylenol 3) at school?
Answer: Arizona law is tough on crime in drug free school zones. A person who is convicted of selling prescription only drugs in a school zone has violated Arizona law (ARS §13-3411(A)(1)). This is a class 6 felony.
Because the activity took place in a school zone, the law increases the punishment for the crime by adding 1 year to the sentence a Judge imposes. A prison term is also mandatory (which means NO PROBATION). A mandatory fine is also imposed which is, at a minimum, $2,000 plus a court surcharge of 77%.
So, upon conviction of this crime, the Judge could impose a prison sentence for an individual to:
-a minimum of 1.5 years,
-a presumptive of 2 years, or
-a maximum of 3 years.