Drug dealing and violent crimes.

Authors: Senator James Merritt, Senator Randall Head


Increases the penalty for dealing certain drugs by one level, and raises the minimum amount for sentence enhancement from one gram to three grams. Removes the requirement that possession with intent to deliver be based on evidence in addition to the weight of the drug. Makes manufacturing hash oil a Level 4 felony if the manufacture results in a fire or explosion that causes serious bodily injury to another person. Increases the penalty for dealing in a counterfeit substance if the person represents the substance to be cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD, or a schedule I or II narcotic drug. Adds unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon to the definition of "crime of violence". Makes conforming amendments.