Cocaine Base and Methamphetamine in SC

Cocaine Base and Methamphetamine in SC – Penalties

This is a breakdown of the penalties for cocaine base and methamphetamine in SC.  Included are the penalties for possession, distribution, possession with intent to distribute, manufacturing, and trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine.

The full text of the South Carolina Code Section that contain this information is:  SECTION 44-53-375. Possession, manufacture, and trafficking of methamphetamine and cocaine base and other controlled substances; penalties.


1st Offense:     0-3 years and/or $5000

2nd Offense:   0-5 years and/or $7500

3rd Offense:    0-10 years and/or $12,500

Distribution/Possession with intent to Distribute/Manufacturing

1st Offense:     0-15 years and/or not more than $25.000

2nd Offense:   5-30 years and/or not more than $50.000

3rd Offense:    10-30 years and/or not more than $50,000


10 – 28 grams

1st Offense: 3-10 years and $25,000

2nd Offense: 5-30 years and $50,000

3rd Offense: 25-30 years and $50,000

28 – 100 grams

1st Offense: 7-25 years and $25,000

2nd Offense: 7-30 years and $50,000

3rd Offense: 25-30 years and $50,000

100 – 200 grams

25 years and $50,000

200 – 400 grams

25 years and $100,000

400 grams

25-30 years and $200,000

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