Playing a role in the manufacturing or cultivation of an illegal drug can lead to severe penalties in Texas. The state has a strict stance on possession, distribution, and every other phase of dealing drugs. Depending on the specific drug and quantity, manufacturers can face up to 99 years in prison in addition to harsh fines. Conviction for drug crimes can force you to surrender your freedom.
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Drug Manufacturing Offenses
Both state and federal drug laws allow authorities to prosecute anyone involved in the cultivation or manufacturing of a controlled substance. The law defines cultivation as the growing or otherwise producing naturally occurring elements with intent to create a controlled substance. This typically applies to drugs such as marijuana seeds, any other part of a marijuana plant, or paraphernalia used to cultivate marijuana. Merely possessing any part of the plant with intent to cultivate may count as a more serious crime than possession.
Manufacturing typically involves making controlled substances through a chemical process by using a laboratory. This includes manufacturers creating drugs such as methamphetamines, LSD, and cocaine.