If you have been charged with the production of a controlled substance, you are probably feeling scared and overwhelmed. If you have been charged with drug production, it is crucial that you retain legal counsel immediately. Drug production charges are serious and can result in significant penalties. We can help you understand the charges against you and determine how best to defend against them.
Drug production refers to manufacturing, harvesting, cultivating, synthesizing or growing controlled substances. In Canada, The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act criminalizes the production of controlled substances under section 7(1). It is illegal to produce controlled substances, such as methamphetamine or MDMA, and grow certain organisms, such as magic mushrooms. The offence of drug production covers both small and large-scale operations. It isn't only large-scale producers that can face serious charges. Individuals can be charged with the production of a controlled substance for personal use.
The Canadian government, Crown Prosecutors and Judges take drug production charges very seriously. People charged with drug production are often charged with trafficking or the intent to distribute as well. If you have been charged with drug production, it is important to contact Andrews Benko & Associates immediately. We will work with you to build a strong defence case against the charges and work hard to ensure that your rights are protected.