SCHEDULE 28 Increase in Penalties for Drug-Related Offences

SCHEDULE 28 Increase in Penalties for Drug-Related Offences

Section 284

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (c 38)

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(1)     Schedule 4 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (prosecution and punishment of offences) is amended as follows.

(2)     In column 6 of that Schedule (punishments for offences under that Act committed in relation to Class C drugs), in each of the following entries, for “5 years” there is substituted “14 years”.

(3)     Those entries are the entries relating to the punishment, on conviction on indictment, of offences under the following provisions of that Act—

(a)     section 4(2) (production, or being concerned in the

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