Class A

Drug Penalties are dictated by the Home Office and are set out in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

The penalties depend on which drug and the amounts you have, and whether you are ‘dealing’ or ‘producing’ the drug. The maximum penalties for a) drug possession, b) supply (dealing) and c) production all depend on type or class of drug.


Drugs: These include, Heroin, Ecstasy (MDMA), LSD, Magic Mushrooms, Methadone, Crack Cocaine and Cocaine.

Possession: Up to 7 years in prison an unlimited fine or both.

Supply or Production: Up to life in prison, an unlimited fine or both.