Flakka (PVP) Cases Are Prosecuted Harshly
Flakka (alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone or PVP) is a dangerous synthetic drug that contains ingredients similar to those found in bath salts. According to CNN, Broward County sees up to four flakka hospitalizations a day and higher numbers of them on the weekend.
The way the drug works on the brain is similar to methamphetamine and cocaine, but flakka stays in the brain longer, raising the potential to cause permanent damage. In addition to the damage to the drug user, other people have suffered injuries when people high on flakka attacked them.
If you have been charged with possession, sales or trafficking of flakka, you will need a seasoned drug crimes lawyer who is not afraid to fight hard. Flakka is a Schedule 1 drug that is banned by the government. You must take these charges seriously. Call Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A., at 954-355-7286 to set up a free consultation with an attorney who is tough enough to handle flakka cases in state and federal court.
Consequences Of A Conviction
Like many other drugs, possession of flakka in Florida is a third-degree felony with penalties that include a $5,000 fine and up to five years in prison. If you are in possession of large amounts of the drug, you may be charged with sales or intent to sell.
If your case is tried in federal court, the penalties will be considerably harsher. A first offense for trafficking a drug like flakka may mean up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine if you are convicted. Subsequent offenses come with double the fine and up to 10 additional years in prison.
As with all drug convictions, you will also face the suspension of your driver’s license for two years.