Section 305.5 Criminal Code Act | Manufacturing Drugs


Section 305.5 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Manufacturing Drugs and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

305.5 Manufacturing controlled drugs
(1) A person commits an offence if:
(a) the person manufactures a substance for a commercial purpose; and
(b) the substance is a controlled drug.
(a) in the case of an aggravated offence—imprisonment for 12 years or 2,400 penalty units, or both; or
(b) in any other case—imprisonment for 10 years or 2,000 penalty units, or both.
Note: The additional elements for an aggravated offence against this section are set out in subsection 310.4(2).
(2) The fault element for paragraph (1)(b) is recklessness.