13.1022 Possession of controlled substance unlawful.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 13.1022]

(a) Except as authorized by the director, it is unlawful for a person to possess a controlled substance.

(b) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and shall be punished as follows:

(1) for a first offense, a fine not less than $5,000 and not more than $20,000 or not less than 5 years and not more than 10 years in prison, or both;

(2) for a second offense, a fine not less than $20,000 and not more than $30,000 or not less than 10 years and not more than 20 years in prison, or both; and

(3) for a third offense, a fine not less than $30,000 and not more than $40,000 or not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years in prison, or both;

There shall be no parole for a conviction under this section.

(c) The above penalties are mandatory.

History: 1974, PL 13-56 § 3, amd 1984, PL 18-40 § 1; amd 1998, PL 25-34.

Amendments: 1984 Subsection (a): substituted the word “a” for “any”. Subsection (b): upgraded violation from misdemeanor to felony.