Manufacturing Drugs

If you have received a drug manufacturing or similar charge in Connecticut, you may not fully understand your charges or why they were brought about. To learn what you should do immediately following your arrest, read these steps. It is very important that you immediately hire a criminal defense lawyer who can help you avoid making mistakes during and after your interrogation.

Your criminal defense attorney will begin a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your charges in order to build a powerful defense for you. Your lawyer will also explain your charges and the possible penalties in detail, but until then, the information below will outline what you may be facing.

Penalties for Illegal Manufacture, Distribution, Sale, Prescription, Dispensing in Connecticut

This statute refers to any person who

  • manufactures
  • distributes
  • sells
  • prescribes
  • dispenses
  • compounds
  • transports with intent to sell or dispense
  • possesses with intent to sell or dispense
  • offers
  • gives
  • administers to another person

any controlled substances, except a narcotic substance, and hallucinogenic substances other than marijuana. This includes amphetamine type substances.


The penalties for this offense can range in the state of Connecticut based on factors including whether the person charged was drug-dependent, whether it occurred near a school and if the person charged has previously been convicted for a similar crime.

First Offense

  • Up to $25,000 fine
  • Up to 7 years in jail

Subsequent Offense

  • Up to $100,000 fine
  • Up to 15 years in jail

Note: There is a mandatory minimum additional sentence of three years imprisonment (in addition to other penalties) when a person is charged with the above within 1,500 feet of a school or licensed daycare center.

If you have been charged with manufacturing drugs or a similar crime in the state of Connecticut, it is vital that you hire a criminal defense attorney immediately. Contact the knowledgeable attorneys of Fairfield Criminal Defense Attorneys for a free consultation. The next step will be for our drug defense lawyers to prepare a defense you by thoroughly examining all evidence surrounding the case and crafting a strategy designed to put you in the best possible position. We will look for any possibility of illegal obtainment of evidence and determine whether the charges against you are supported or if your rights were infringed upon. Our criminal defense lawyers will then vigorously pursue the most advantageous results for you.