Title 21
Food and Drugs

Chapter 28
Uniform Controlled Substances Act

Article IV
Offenses and Penalties

R.I. Gen. Laws 21-28-4.01.1



 21-28-4.01.1.  Certain quantities of controlled substances.


(a) Except as authorized by this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, sell, or possess with intent to manufacture or sell, a controlled substance classified in schedule I or II (excluding marijuana) or to possess or deliver the following enumerated quantities of certain controlled substances:

(1) One ounce (1 oz.) to one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin;

(2) One ounce (1 oz.) to one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of:

(i) Coca leaves, except coca leaves and extracts of coca leaves from which cocaine, ecgonine, and derivatives of ecgonine or their salts have been removed;

(ii) Cocaine, its salts, optical and geometric isomers, and salts of isomers;

(iii) Ecgonine, its derivatives, their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers; or

(iv) Any compound, mixture, or preparation that contains any quantity of any of the substances referred to in paragraphs (i) — (iii) of this subdivision;

(3) One gram (1 g.) to ten grams (10 gs.) of phencyclidine (PCP) or one hundred (100) to one thousand (1,000) tablets of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of phencyclidine (PCP);

(4) One-tenth of a gram (0.1 g.) to one gram (1 g.) of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or one hundred (100) to one thousand (1,000) tablets of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD);

(5) One kilogram (1 kg.) to five kilograms (5 kgs.) of a mixture containing a detectable amount of marijuana;

(6) One ounce (1 oz.) to one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of synthetic drugs; or

(7) One ounce (1 oz.) to one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl or its analogs, including, but not limited to: N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)-N-phenylacetamide, its optical, positional, and geometric isomers, salts, and salts of isomers (acetyl fentanyl); N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)-N-phenylfuran-2carboxamide (furanyl fentanyl); and N-Phenethyl-4-piperidinone (4-AN-PP); or

(8) One ounce (1 oz.) to one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of carfentanil; or

(9) One ounce (1 oz.) to one kilogram (1 kg.) of 3,4-methyl-enedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), its optical, positional, and geometric isomers, salts, and salts of isomers; or

(10) One ounce (1 oz.) to one kilogram (1 kg.) of amphetamine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of its optical isomers; or

(11) One ounce (1 oz.) to one kilogram (1 kg.) of methamphetamine, its salts, and salts of its isomers.

(b) Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a crime, and upon conviction, may be imprisoned for a term up to fifty (50) years and fined not more than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).

History of Section.
P.L. 1988, ch. 651, 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 256, 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 345, 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 346, 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 81, 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 90, 1; P.L. 2017, ch. 103, 1; P.L. 2017, ch. 114, 1; P.L. 2021, ch. 286, 2, effective July 9, 2021; P.L. 2021, ch. 287, 2, effective July 9, 2021.