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ILLINOIS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PENALTIES


Illinois drug laws for possession are some of the toughest in the nation. The punishment for possession with intent to deliver/traffic/distribute are even harsher. Controlled Substances Possession of most controlled substance with a total weight of less than 15 grams is usually a Class 1 felony with a penalty of 4-15 years in the Department of Corrections and a possible fine of up to $250,000.


Heroin, Cocaine, and Morphine

The possession of heroin, cocaine, and morphine is punished depending on the amount of the substance involved in the crime:

(720 ILCS 570/402.)

There are also Financial penalties in addition to the periods of incarceration listed above.
(720 ILCS 570/402.)



Peyote, barbituric acid and amphetamine


(720 ILCS 570/402, and 730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-30.)




LSD

The possession of LSD in any form, including as an object (such as blotter paper or sugar cubes) is a Class 1 felony.  The length of incarceration depends on the amount of CDS  or the number of objects (or segregated parts of the object) involved in the crime:
15 to 100 grams or 15 or more but less than 200 objects/segregated parts. 
100 to 399 grams or 200 or more but less than 600 objects/segregated parts.
400 to 899 grams or 600 or more but less than 1500 objects/segregated parts. 
900 grams or more or 1500 or more objects/segregated parts.
Financial penalties. In addition to the periods of incarceration listed above, these crimes carry a financial penalty of up to $200,000 or of the street value of the CDS, whichever is greater.
(720 ILCS 570/402.)




Amphetamines


The possession of specified amphetamines in any form, including a capsule, tablet, pill, or object is a Class 1 felony. The penalty for their possession depends on the quantity of doses involved:
15 or more but less than 100 grams, or 15 or more but less than 200 tablets, etc.
100 or more but less than 400 grams or 200 or more but less than 600 tablets, etc. 
400 or more but less than 900 grams or 600 or more but less than 1500 tablets, etc. 
900 grams or more or 1500 or more tablets, etc. 
Financial penalties. In addition to the periods of incarceration listed above, these crimes carry a financial penalty of up to $200,000 or of the street value of the CDS, whichever is greater.
Class 4 felony possession. Possession of any other amount other than those discussed above is a Class 4 felony punishable by a period of incarceration of one to three years and a fine of up to $25,000.
(720 ILCS 570/402, and 730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-50.)




Pentazocine, methaqualone, and PCP

The possession of 30 grams or more of pentazocine, methaqualone, ketamine, or PCP is a Class 1 felony punishable by a period of incarceration of four to 15 years and a fine of up to $25,000.

(720 ILCS 570/402, and 730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-30, and 730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-50
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