So what are the drug laws within South Australia? Read on to find out more.
Possession and Use
Within South Australia, it is an offence to:
- Possess a prohibited drug
- Possess equipment for administration of prohibited drugs
- Self administer prohibited drugs or allow another to administer drugs to you.
The maximum penalty for possession of cocaine, amphetamines or MDMA is two years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $2000.
It is an offence to manufacture or traffic amphetamines, cocaine or MDMA in South Australia or to possess many of the items and substances required in the production of these substances.
The penalty structure for the trafficking, manufacturing, sale, or cultivation of controlled drugs or plants depends on the quantity of the drug. The higher the amount of the drug or plant, the higher the penalty.
The table below provides a summary of the quantities of amphetamine, cocaine and MDMA and the associated penalties.
|Amphetamines, Cocaine: less than 2.0 grams
MDMA: less than 0.5 grams
|Amphetamines, Cocaine: 2.0 grams or more
MDMA: more than 0.5 grams
|Maximum penalty of 2 years of
imprisonment and/or fine of up to $2,000
|Maximum penalty of 10 years of imprisonment and/or fine of up to $50,000
|Large Commercial Quantity
|0.5 kg mixed or 0.1kg pure
||1kg mixed or 0.75kg pure
|Maximum penalty of 25 years of imprisonment and/or fines of up to $200,000
||Maximum penalty of life imprisonment
and/or fines of up to $500,000
*This fact sheet is for information only and should not be relied upon as legal advice.