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South Carolina Heroin Laws

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Code Section44-53-110, 370
PossessionMisdemeanor, up to 2 yrs. and/or $5000; Subsequent offense: felony, 5 yrs. and/or $5000; Third offense: felony, 5 yrs. and/or $10,000; Possession of more than 2 grains of heroin is prima facie evidence of intent to sell/distribute
SaleAny amount: felony, 15 yrs. and/or $25,000; Subsequent offense: felony, 5-30 yrs. and $50,000; Third offense: 15-30 yrs. and $50,000; Sale within ?-mile radius of school: up to 10 yrs. and $10,000; Sale to minor: up to 20 yrs. without parole or suspension and $30,000
TraffickingTrafficking in illegal drugs: 4-14 g.: 7-25 yrs. without parole or suspension and $50,000; Subsequent offense: 25 yrs. and $100,000; 14-28 g.: mandatory 25 yrs. without parole or suspension and $200,000; Over 28 g.: mandatory 25-40 yrs. without parole or suspension and $200,000

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