What are the penalties for possession of cocaine or meth in Tennessee?
The penalties for cocaine, crack, and methamphetamine are stricter than those for marijuana. The penalties are often based on the weight of the drug involved. Common charges involving cocaine and meth are simple possession or possession with intent to sell.
First and Second Offense
- Up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and a $2,500.00 fine
- Class E felony: carries a sentence of one to six years in jail and a fine up to $3,000.00
Possession with intent to sell
The penalties for possession with intent to sell are based on the amount of cocaine or meth, and are as follows:
|.5 grams to 26 grams||Class B Felony||8- 30 years||Up to $100,000.00|
|26 grams to 300 grams||Class B Felony||8- 30 years||Up to $200,000.00|
|300 grams or more||Class A Felony||15-60 years||Up to $500,000.00|