Controlled Dangerous Substance Louisiana Revised Statue Number Penalty For Possession Penalty for Manufacture and/or Distribution
Marijuana (all parts of the cannabis plant) R.S. 40:966

1st Offense:
up to 6 months in jail and/or up to a $500.00 fine.

2nd Offense:
Imprisonment with or without hard labor for up to 5 years and/or up to a $2000.00 fine.

3rd Offense:
Imprisonment with or without hard labor for up to 20 years.

Large quantities:
Imprisonment at hard labor for 5 - 40 years plus $50,000 - $1,000,000 fine.

Imprisonment at hard labor for 5-30 years and a fine of up to $50,000
Heroin or other narcotics listed in Schedule 1 R.S. 40.966 Imprisonment at hard labor for 4-10 years without probation or suspension of sentence and may pay a fine of up to $5000.00 Imprisonment at hard labor for 5 - 50 years and may pay a fine of up to $50,000.00
Ecstasy (MDMA) R.S. 40:966 Imprisonment at hard labor for up to 10 years and may pay a fine of up to $500.00 Imprisonment at hard labor for 5 - 30 years and may pay a fine of up to $50,000.00
Hallucinogens (such as LSD, Mescaline, Peyote) R.S. 40:966 Imprisonment at hard labor for not more than 10 years and may pay a fine of up to $5000.00 Imprisonment at hard labor for 5 - 30 years and may pay a fine of up to $50,000.00

Phencyclidine (“Angel Dust”)

R.S. 40:966 Imprisonment with or without hard labor for 5 - 20 years and may pay a fine of up to $5000.00 Imprisonment at hard labor for 5 - 30 years and may pay a fine of up to $50,000.00
Opium, Opium derivatives &narcotics listed in Schedule II, e.g., Codeine & Morphine (excluding cocaine) R.S. 40:967 Imprisonment with or without hard labor for up to 5 years and may pay a fine of up to $5000.00 Imprisonment at hard labor for 2 - 30 years and may pay a fine of up to $50,000.00
Cocaine (in any form) R.S. 40:967 Imprisonment with or without hard labor for up to 5 years and may pay a fine of $5,000. Increased penalties for large amounts.

Manufacturing:
Imprisonment for 10 - 30 years and may be fined up to $500,000.

Distribution:
Imprisonment for 2 - 30 years and may pay a fine up to $50,000

Amphetamine, Methamphetamine or other stimulants listed in Schedule II

R.S. 40:967 Imprisonment with or without hard labor for 5 - 30 years and may pay a fine of up to $600,000. Increased penalties for large amounts.

Manufacturing:
Imprisonment at hard labor for 10-30 years and may pay a fine up to $500,000.00.

Distribution:
Imprisonment for 2 – 30 years and fine up to $50,000.

GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid) and other depressants listed in Schedule II R.S. 40:967 Imprisonment with or without hard labor for up to 5 years and may pay a fine of up to $5000. Increased penalties for large amounts. Imprisonment at hard labor for up to 10 years and may pay a fine of up to $15,000
Any derivative of Barbituric Acid or other depressants listed in Schedule III R.S. 40:968 Imprisonment with or without hard labor for up to 5 years and may pay a fine of up to $5000 Imprisonment at hard labor for up to 10 years and may pay a fine of up to $15,000
Phenobarbiral (and other drugs listed in Schedule IV except Flunitrazepam) R.S. 40:969 Imprisonment with or without hard labor for up to 5 years and may pay a fine of up to $5000 Imprisonment at hard labor for up to 10 years and may pay a fine of up to $15,000
Rohypnol (Flunitazepam) R.S 40:969 Imprisonment with or without hard labor for up to 10 years and may pay a fine of up to $5000 Imprisonment at hard labor for up to 5-30 years and may pay a fine of up to $50,000
Inhalants (model glue, paint thinner, etc.) R.S. 14:93.1 Note: penalty is for the actual act of inhaling not simple possession. Imprisonment for up to 90 days and/or fined $25 – $100