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Tennessee Cocaine Laws

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Code Section39-17-401, et seq.
PossessionPossession or casual exchange: Class A misdemeanor unless adult to minor and adult is 2 yrs. the minor's senior, then felony; Subsequent offense: if 2 or more prior convictions: Class E felony; Less than .5 grams is a class C felony, may be fined up to $100,000.; Class B .5 grams or less and at commission of crime, death occurred, defendant concealed a deadly weapon.
SaleLess than .5 g.: Class C felony and up to 100,000; Over .5 g.: Class B felony and up to $100,000; Over 26 g.: Class B felony and up to $200,000; Over 300 g.: Class A felony and up to $500,000; Sale to minor under 18 or in drug-free school zone: one class higher than amount required; Minimum penalty amounts: 1st drug felony: $2000; 2nd: $2500; 3rd: $3000

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