Texas Controlled Substances Act – Offense: Possession of Substance in Penalty Group 1-A


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Sec. 481.1151.  OFFENSE: POSSESSION OF SUBSTANCE IN PENALTY GROUP 1-A. (a) Except as provided by this chapter, a person commits an offense if the person knowingly possesses a controlled substance listed in Penalty Group 1-A.

(b)  An offense under this section is:

(1)  a state jail felony if the number of abuse units of the controlled substance is fewer than 20;

(2)  a felony of the third degree if the number of abuse units of the controlled substance is 20 or more but fewer than 80;

(3)  a felony of the second degree if the number of abuse units of the controlled substance is 80 or more but fewer than 4,000;

(4)  a felony of the first degree if the number of abuse units of the controlled substance is 4,000 or more but fewer than 8,000; and

(5)  punishable by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for life or for a term of not more than 99 years or less than 15 years and a fine not to exceed $250,000, if the number of abuse units of the controlled substance is 8,000 or more.

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 745, Sec. 26, eff. Jan. 1, 1998.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87, Sec. 25.100, eff. September 1, 2009.

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This is a local copy of a section of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

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