Federal Narcotic Mandatory Minimum Sentences -- Sections 841 And 851

(a) A five-year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment applies in cases involving:

  1. 100 grams or more of heroin
  2. 500 grams or more of cocaine
  3. 28 grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine)
  4. 10 grams or more of PCP
  5. 1 gram or more of LSD
  6. 100 kilograms or more of marijuana or 100 or more marijuana plants regardless of their weight
  7. 5 grams or more of methamphetamine or 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine

(b) A 10-year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment applies in cases involving:

  1. 1 kilogram or more of heroin
  2. 5 kilograms or more of cocaine
  3. 280 grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine)
  4. 100 grams or more of PCP or 1 kilogram or more of a mixture or substance containing PCP
  5. 10 grams or more of LSD
  6. 1,000 kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing marijuana or 1,000 or more marijuana plants regardless of their weight
  7. 50 grams or more of methamphetamine or 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine

(C) A 20-year minimum mandatory term of imprisonment applies after:

  1. One prior felony drug conviction

(d) A mandatory life term of imprisonment applies after:

  1. Two or more prior felony drug conviction