Drug Weight Conversion Schedule

Mandatory Sentencing For Drug Offenses Under 18 Pa. C.S. § 7508
When Violating 35 P.S. § 780-113(a) (14), (30) and (37)

DRUG

AMOUNT

FIRST CONVICTION

SUBSEQUENT CONVICTION

MARIJUANA

2 lbs. to
less than 10 lbs.
or
10 live plants to
less than 21
live plants

1 year

2 years

10 lbs. to
less than 50 lbs.
or
21 live plants to 51
live plants

3 years

4 years

50 lbs. +
or
51 live plants +

5 years

5 years

NARCOTICS OF SCHEDULE

I or II

2 grams to
less than 10

2 years

3 years

10 grams to
less than 100 grams

3 years

5 years

100 grams +

5 years

7 years

COCAINE

2 grams to
less than 10

1 year

3 years

10 grams to
less than 100 grams

3 years

5 years

100 grams +

4 years

7 years

METHAMPHETAMINE/
PHENCYCLIDINE

5 grams to
less than 10 grams

3 years

5 years

10 grams to
less than 100 grams

4 years

7 years

100 grams +

5 years

8 years

AMPHETAMINE

5 grams +

2½ years

5 years

METHAQUALONE

50 tablets to
less than 200 tablets
or
25 grams to
less than 100 grams

1 year

3 years

200 tablets +
or
100 grams +

2½ years

5 years

PENNSYLVANIA ‘S MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING PROVISIONS

Murder Mandatories

Title/Section

Description

Mandatory Minimum

18 Pa. C.S. § 1102(a);
42 Pa. C.S. § 9711

Murder of the first degree

Death or
Life imprisonment

18 Pa. C.S. § 1102(b)

Murder of the second degree

Life imprisonment

18 Pa. C.S. § 2506

Drug delivery resulting in death as murder of the third
degree

5 years

18 Pa. C.S. § 3301(a)(2)

Arson endangering persons as Murder of the first degree

Death or
Life imprisonment

18 Pa. C.S. § 3301(a)(2)

Arson endangering persons as Murder of the second degree

Life imprisonment

Certain Bullets Mandatory

Title/Section

Description

Mandatory Minimum

18 Pa. C.S. § 6121

Teflon or armor-piercing bullets prohibited while
committing or attempting a crime of violence

5 years

Drugs to Minors Mandatories

Title/Section

Description

Mandatory Minimum

18 Pa. C.S. § 6314 (a)

Delivery or possession with intent to deliver drugs to

minors

1 year

18 Pa. C.S. § 6314 (b)

Additional penalties for promotion of habitual use of drugs by minor or engaging a minor in drug trafficking or committing offense within 1000 feet of a school

2 year addition to the 1 year under subsection (a)

Manufacture of Amphetamine Mandatory

Title/Section

Description

Mandatory Minimum

35 P.S. § 780-113(k)

Manufacture of amphetamines

2 years

PENNSYLVANIA’S MAXIMUM SENTENCING PROVISIONS

GRADE

LONGEST ALLOWABLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE¹

LONGEST ALLOWABLE MINIMUM SENTENCE²

LONGEST
ALLOWABLE FINES
³

Murder 1

Life/Death

Life/Death

$50,000

Murder 2

Life

Life

$50,000

Murder 3

40 years

20 years

$50,000

Inchoate murder, with Serious Bodily Injury

40 years

20 years

$50,000

Inchoate murder, no Serious Bodily Injury

20 years

10 years

$50,000

Felony 1

20 years

10 years

$25,000

Felony 2

10 years

5 years

$25,000

Felony 3

7 years

3.5 years

$15,000

Misdemeanor 1

5 years

2.5 years

$10,000

Misdemeanor 2

2 years

1 year

$5,000

Misdemeanor 3

1 year

6 months

$2,500

Summary

90 days

90 days

$300

  1. 18 Pa.C.S. § 1101-§ 1105
  2. The minimum may not exceed one-half the maximum sentence that is imposed: 42 Pa.C.S. § 9755(b) and § 9756(b). The guideline ranges are limited by the longest legal minimum sentence for a crime, even where the sentence recommendations exceed the longest legal minimum sentence. [See § 303.9(g)].
  3. Or any higher amount equal to double the pecuniary gain derived from the offense by the offender or any higher or lower amount specifically authorized by statute.

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