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CITE

    21 USC Sec. 960                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 21 - FOOD AND DRUGS
    CHAPTER 13 - DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROL
    SUBCHAPTER II - IMPORT AND EXPORT

HEAD

    Sec. 960. Prohibited acts A

STATUTE

    (a) Unlawful acts
      Any person who -
        (1) contrary to section 952, 953, or 957 of this title,
      knowingly or intentionally imports or exports a controlled
      substance,
        (2) contrary to section 955 of this title, knowingly or
      intentionally brings or possesses on board a vessel, aircraft, or
      vehicle a controlled substance, or
        (3) contrary to section 959 of this title, manufactures,
      possesses with intent to distribute, or distributes a controlled
      substance,
    shall be punished as provided in subsection (b) of this section.
    (b) Penalties
      (1) In the case of a violation of subsection (a) of this section
    involving -
        (A) 1 kilogram or more of a mixture or substance containing a
      detectable amount of heroin;
        (B) 5 kilograms or more 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 or isomers;
          (iii) ecgonine, its derivatives, their salts, isomers, and
        salts of isomers; or
          (iv) any compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any
        quantity of any of the substances referred to in clauses (i)
        through (iii);
        (C) 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance described in
      subparagraph (B) which contains cocaine base;
        (D) 100 grams or more of phencyclidine (PCP) or 1 kilogram or
      more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of
      phencyclidine (PCP);
        (E) 10 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a
      detectable amount of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD);
        (F) 400 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a
      detectable amount of N-phenyl-N- [1- ( 2-phenylethyl ) -4-
      piperidinyl] propanamide or 100 grams or more of a mixture or
      substance containing a detectable amount of any analogue of N-
      phenyl-N-[1-(2-phenylethyl)-4-piperidinyl] propanamide;
        (G) 1000 kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing
      a detectable amount of marihuana; or
        (H) 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, its salts, isomers,
      and salts of its isomers or 500 grams or more of a mixture or
      substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, its
      salts, isomers, or salts of its isomers.(!1)
    the person committing such violation shall be sentenced to a term
    of imprisonment of not less than 10 years and not more than life
    and if death or serious bodily injury results from the use of such
    substance shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less
    than 20 years and not more than life, a fine not to exceed the
    greater of that authorized in accordance with the provisions of
    title 18 or $4,000,000 if the defendant is an individual or
    $10,000,000 if the defendant is other than an individual, or both.
    If any person commits such a violation after a prior conviction for
    a felony drug offense has become final, such person shall be
    sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 20 years and
    not more than life imprisonment and if death or serious bodily
    injury results from the use of such substance shall be sentenced to
    life imprisonment, a fine not to exceed the greater of twice that
    authorized in accordance with the provisions of title 18 or
    $8,000,000 if the defendant is an individual or $20,000,000 if the
    defendant is other than an individual, or both. Notwithstanding
    section 3583 of title 18, any sentence under this paragraph shall,
    in the absence of such a prior conviction, impose a term of
    supervised release of at least 5 years in addition to such term of
    imprisonment and shall, if there was such a prior conviction,
    impose a term of supervised release of at least 10 years in
    addition to such term of imprisonment. Notwithstanding any other
    provision of law, the court shall not place on probation or suspend
    the sentence of any person sentenced under this paragraph. No
    person sentenced under this paragraph shall be eligible for parole
    during the term of imprisonment imposed therein.
      (2) In the case of a violation of subsection (a) of this section
    involving -
        (A) 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a
      detectable amount of heroin;
        (B) 500 grams or more 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 or isomers;
          (iii) ecgonine, its derivatives, their salts, isomers, and
        salts of isomers; or
          (iv) any compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any
        quantity of any of the substances referred to in clauses (i)
        through (iii);
        (C) 5 grams or more of a mixture or substance described in
      subparagraph (B) which contains cocaine base;
        (D) 10 grams or more of phencyclidine (PCP) or 100 grams or
      more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of
      phencyclidine (PCP);
        (E) 1 gram or more of a mixture or substance containing a
      detectable amount of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD);
        (F) 40 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a
      detectable amount of N-phenyl-N- [1- ( 2-phenylethyl ) -4-
      piperidinyl] propanamide or 10 grams or more of a mixture or
      substance containing a detectable amount of any analogue of N-
      phenyl-N-[1-(2-phenylethyl)-4-piperidinyl] propanamide;
        (G) 100 kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing
      a detectable amount of marihuana; or
        (H) 5 grams or more of methamphetamine, its salts, isomers, and
      salts of its isomers or 50 grams or more of a mixture or
      substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, its
      salts, isomers, or salts of its isomers.(!1)
    the person committing such violat ion shall be sentenced to a term
    of imprisonment of not less than 5 years and not more than 40 years
    and if death or serious bodily injury results from the use of such
    substance shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less
    than twenty years and not more than life, a fine not to exceed the
    greater of that authorized in accordance with the provisions of
    title 18 or $2,000,000 if the defendant is an individual or
    $5,000,000 if the defendant is other than an individual, or both.
    If any person commits such a violation after a prior conviction for
    a felony drug offense has become final, such person shall be
    sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 10 years and
    not more than life imprisonment and if death or serious bodily
    injury results from the use of such substance shall be sentenced to
    life imprisonment, a fine not to exceed the greater of twice that
    authorized in accordance with the provisions of title 18 or
    $4,000,000 if the defendant is an individual or $10,000,000 if the
    defendant is other than an individual, or both. Notwithstanding
    section 3583 of title 18, any sentence imposed under this paragraph
    shall, in the absence of such a prior conviction, include a term of
    supervised release of at least 4 years in addition to such term of
    imprisonment and shall, if there was such a prior conviction,
    include a term of supervised release of at least 8 years in
    addition to such term of imprisonment. Notwithstanding any other
    provision of law, the court shall not place on probation or suspend
    the sentence of any person sentenced under this paragraph. No
    person sentenced under this paragraph shall be eligible for parole
    during the term of imprisonment imposed therein.
      (3) In the case of a violation under subsection (a) of this
    section involving a controlled substance in schedule I or II, gamma
    hydroxybutyric acid (including when scheduled as an approved drug
    product for purposes of section 3(a)(1)(B) of the Hillory J. Farias
    and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000), or
    flunitrazepam, the person committing such violation shall, except
    as provided in paragraphs (1), (2), and (4), be sentenced to a term
    of imprisonment of not more than 20 years and if death or serious
    bodily injury results from the use of such substance shall be
    sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than twenty years
    and not more than life, a fine not to exceed the greater of that
    authorized in accordance with the provisions of title 18 or
    $1,000,000 if the defendant is an individual or $5,000,000 if the
    defendant is other than an individual, or both. If any person
    commits such a violation after a prior conviction for a felony drug
    offense has become final, such person shall be sentenced to a term
    of imprisonment of not more than 30 years and if death or serious
    bodily injury results from the use of such substance shall be
    sentenced to life imprisonment, a fine not to exceed the greater of
    twice that authorized in accordance with the provisions of title 18
    or $2,000,000 if the defendant is an individual or $10,000,000 if
    the defendant is other than an individual, or both. Notwithstanding
    section 3583 of title 18, any sentence imposing a term of
    imprisonment under this paragraph shall, in the absence of such a
    prior conviction, impose a term of supervised release of at least 3
    years in addition to such term of imprisonment and shall, if there
    was such a prior conviction, impose a term of supervised release of
    at least 6 years in addition to such term of imprisonment.
    Notwithstanding the prior sentence, and notwithstanding any other
    provision of law, the court shall not place on probation or suspend
    the sentence of any person sentenced under the provisions of this
    paragraph which provide for a mandatory term of imprisonment if
    death or serious bodily injury results.
      (4) In the case of a violation under subsection (a) of this
    section with respect to less than 50 kilograms of marihuana, except
    in the case of 100 or more marihuana plants regardless of weight,
    less than 10 kilograms of hashish, or less than one kilogram of
    hashish oil, the person committing such violation shall be
    sentenced in accordance with section 841(b)(1)(D) of this title.
      (5) In the case of a violation of subsection (a) involving a
    controlled substance in schedule III, such person shall be
    sentenced in accordance with section 841(b)(1) of this title.
      (6) In the case of a violation of subsection (a) involving a
    controlled substance in schedule IV, such person shall be sentenced
    in accordance with section 841(b)(2) of this title.
      (7) In the case of a violation of subsection (a) involving a
    controlled substance in schedule V, such person shall be sentenced
    in accordance with section 841(b)(3) of this title.
    (c) Repealed. Pub. L. 98-473, title II, Sec. 225, formerly Sec.
      225(a), Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 2030, as amended by Pub. L. 99-
      570, title I, Sec. 1005(c), Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3207-6
    (d) Penalty for importation or exportation
      A person who knowingly or intentionally -
        (1) imports or exports a listed chemical with intent to
      manufacture a controlled substance in violation of this
      subchapter or subchapter I of this chapter;
        (2) exports a listed chemical in violation of the laws of the
      country to which the chemical is exported or serves as a broker
      or trader for an international transaction involving a listed
      chemical, if the transaction is in violation of the laws of the
      country to which the chemical is exported;
        (3) imports or exports a listed chemical knowing, or having
      reasonable cause to believe, that the chemical will be used to
      manufacture a controlled substance in violation of this
      subchapter or subchapter I of this chapter;
        (4) exports a listed chemical, or serves as a broker or trader
      for an international transaction involving a listed chemical,
      knowing, or having reasonable cause to believe, that the chemical
      will be used to manufacture a controlled substance in violation
      of the laws of the country to which the chemical is exported;
        (5) imports or exports a listed chemical, with the intent to
      evade the reporting or recordkeeping requirements of section 971
      of this title applicable to such importation or exportation by
      falsely representing to the Attorney General that the importation
      or exportation qualifies for a waiver of the 15-day notification
      requirement granted pursuant to paragraph (2) or (3) of section
      971(f) of this title by misrepresenting the actual country of
      final destination of the listed chemical or the actual listed
      chemical being imported or exported;
        (6) imports a listed chemical in violation of section 952 of
      this title, imports or exports such a chemical in violation of
      section 957 or 971 of this title, or transfers such a chemical in
      violation of section 971(d) of this title; or
        (7) manufactures, possesses with intent to distribute, or
      distributes a listed chemical in violation of section 959 of this
      title.(!2)
    shall be fined in accordance with title 18, imprisoned not more
    than 20 years in the case of a violation of paragraph (1) or (3)
    involving a list I chemical or not more than 10 years in the case
    of a violation of this subsection other than a violation of
    paragraph (1) or (3) involving a list I chemical, or both.

SOURCE

    (Pub. L. 91-513, title III, Sec. 1010, Oct. 27, 1970, 84 Stat.
    1290; Pub. L. 98-473, title II, Secs. 225, formerly Sec. 225(a),
    504, Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 2030, 2070; Pub. L. 99-570, title I,
    Secs. 1004(a), 1005(c), 1302, 1866(e), Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat.
    3207-6, 3207-15, 3207-55; Pub. L. 100-690, title VI, Secs. 6053(c),
    6475, Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4315, 4380; Pub. L. 101-647, title
    XII, Sec. 1204, title XXXV, Sec. 3599J, Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat.
    4830, 4932; Pub. L. 103-200, Secs. 4(b), 5(b), Dec. 17, 1993, 107
    Stat. 2338, 2339; Pub. L. 103-322, title IX, Sec. 90105(a), title
    XXXIII, Sec. 330024(d)(2), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1987, 2151;
    Pub. L. 104-237, title I, Sec. 102(c), title III, Sec. 302(b), Oct.
    3, 1996, 110 Stat. 3100, 3105; Pub. L. 104-305, Sec. 2(b)(2)(B),
    (C), Oct. 13, 1996, 110 Stat. 3807; Pub. L. 105-277, div. E, Sec.
    2(b), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681-759; Pub. L. 106-172, Sec.
    3(b)(2), Feb. 18, 2000, 114 Stat. 9; Pub. L. 107-273, div. B, title
    III, Sec. 3005(b), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1806; Pub. L. 109-177,
    title VII, Secs. 716(b)(1)(A), 717, Mar. 9, 2006, 120 Stat. 267;
    Pub. L. 110-425, Sec. 3(i), Oct. 15, 2008, 122 Stat. 4832.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT

      Schedules I, II, III, IV, and V, referred to in subsec. (b), are
    set out in section 812(c) of this title.
      Section 3(a)(1)(B) of the Hillory J. Farias and Samantha Reid
    Date-Rape Prohibition Act of 2000, referred to in subsec. (b)(3),
    is section 3(a)(1)(B) of Pub. L. 106-172, which is set out in a
    note under section 812 of this title.

AMENDMENTS

      2008 - Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 110-425, Sec. 3(i)(3), struck out
    before period at end ", nor shall a person so sentenced be eligible
    for parole during the term of such a sentence".
      Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 110-425, Sec. 3(i)(1), inserted "or"
    after "hashish,", struck out "or any quantity of a controlled
    substance in schedule III, IV, or V, (except a violation involving
    flunitrazepam and except a violation involving gamma hydroxybutyric
    acid)" after "hashish oil,", and substituted "sentenced in
    accordance with section 841(b)(1)(D) of this title" for "imprisoned
    not more than five years, or be fined not to exceed the greater of
    that authorized in accordance with the provisions of title 18 or
    $250,000 if the defendant is an individual or $1,000,000 if the
    defendant is other than an individual, or both. If a sentence under
    this paragraph provides for imprisonment, the sentence shall,
    notwithstanding section 3583 of title 18, in addition to such term
    of imprisonment, include (A) a term of supervised release of not
    less than two years if such controlled substance is in schedule I,
    II, III, or (B) a term of supervised release of not less than one
    year if such controlled substance is in schedule IV".
      Subsec. (b)(5) to (7). Pub. L. 110-425, Sec. 3(i)(2), added pars.
    (5) to (7).
      2006 - Subsec. (d)(5). Pub. L. 109-177, Sec. 716(b)(1)(A),
    substituted "paragraph (2) or (3) of section 971(f) of this title"
    for "section 971(e)(2) or (3) of this title".
      Subsec. (d)(6). Pub. L. 109-177, Sec. 717, amended par. (6)
    generally. Prior to amendment, par. (6) read as follows: "imports
    or exports a listed chemical in violation of section 957 or 971 of
    this title; or".
      2002 - Subsec. (b)(1), (2). Pub. L. 107-273, Sec. 3005(b)(1),
    substituted "Notwithstanding section 3583 of title 18, any
    sentence" for "Any sentence" in concluding provisions.
      Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 107-273, Sec. 3005(b)(1), substituted
    "Notwithstanding section 3583 of title 18, any sentence" for "Any
    sentence".
      Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 107-273, Sec. 3005(b)(2), inserted
    "notwithstanding section 3583 of title 18," before "in addition to
    such term of imprisonment".
      2000 - Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 106-172, Sec. 3(b)(2)(A), inserted
    "gamma hydroxybutyric acid (including when scheduled as an approved
    drug product for purposes of section 3(a)(1)(B) of the Hillory J.
    Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000),"
    after "schedule I or II," in first sentence.
      Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 106-172, Sec. 3(b)(2)(B), substituted
    "flunitrazepam and except a violation involving gamma
    hydroxybutyric acid)" for "flunitrazepam)".
      1998 - Subsec. (b)(1)(H). Pub. L. 105-277, Sec. 2(b)(1),
    substituted "50 grams" and "500 grams" for "100 grams" and "1
    kilogram", respectively.
      Subsec. (b)(2)(H). Pub. L. 105-277, Sec. 2(b)(2), substituted "5
    grams" and "50 grams" for "10 grams" and "100 grams", respectively.
      1996 - Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 104-305, Sec. 2(b)(2)(B), inserted
    "or flunitrazepam," after "schedule I or II,".
      Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 104-305, Sec. 2(b)(2)(C), inserted
    "(except a violation involving flunitrazepam)" after "schedule III,
    IV, or V,".
      Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 104-237, Sec. 302(b), in closing provisions,
    substituted "not more than 20 years in the case of a violation of
    paragraph (1) or (3) involving a list I chemical or not more than
    10 years in the case of a violation of this subsection other than a
    violation of paragraph (1) or (3) involving a list I chemical," for
    "not more than 10 years,".
      Subsec. (d)(7). Pub. L. 104-237, Sec. 102(c), added par. (7).
      1994 - Subsec. (b)(1), (2). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 90105(a), in
    sentence in concluding provisions beginning "If any person
    commits", substituted "a prior conviction for a felony drug offense
    has become final" for "one or more prior convictions for an offense
    punishable under this subsection, or for a felony under any other
    provision of this subchapter or subchapter I of this chapter or
    other law of a State, the United States, or a foreign country
    relating to narcotic drugs, marihuana, or depressant or stimulant
    substances, have become final".
      Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 90105(a), in sentence
    beginning "If any person commits", substituted "a prior conviction
    for a felony drug offense has become final" for "one or more prior
    convictions for an offense punishable under this subsection, or for
    a felony under any other provision of this subchapter or subchapter
    I of this chapter or other law of a State, the United States or a
    foreign country relating to narcotic drugs, marihuana, or
    depressant or stimulant substances, have become final".
      Subsec. (d)(5), (6). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330024(d)(2), amended
    directory language of Pub. L. 103-200, Sec. 5(b)(3). See 1993
    Amendment note below.
      1993 - Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 103-200, Sec. 5(b), as amended by
    Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330024(d)(2), added pars. (5) and (6).
      Pub. L. 103-200, Sec. 4(b), amended subsec. (d) generally. Prior
    to amendment, subsec. (d) read as follows: "Any person who
    knowingly or intentionally -
        "(1) imports or exports a listed chemical with intent to
      manufacture a controlled substance in violation of this
      subchapter or, in the case of an exportation, in violation of the
      law of the country to which the chemical is exported; or
        "(2) imports or exports a listed chemical knowing, or having
      reasonable cause to believe, that the listed chemical will be
      used to manufacture a controlled substance in violation of this
      subchapter or, in the case of an exportation, in violation of the
      law of the country to which the chemical is exported;
    shall be fined in accordance with title 18, or imprisoned not more
    than 10 years, or both."
      1990 - Subsec. (b)(1)(H). Pub. L. 101-647, Sec. 1204(a), added
    subpar. (H).
      Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 101-647, Sec. 3599J, substituted
    "supervised" for "suspervised" in two places in concluding
    provisions.
      Subsec. (b)(2)(H). Pub. L. 101-647, Sec. 1204(b), added subpar.
    (H).
      1988 - Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 100-690, Sec. 6475, substituted
    "manufactures, possesses with intent to distribute, or distributes
    a controlled substance" for "manufactures or distributes a
    controlled substance".
      Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 100-690, Sec. 6053(c), added subsec. (d).
      1986 - Pub. L. 99-570, Sec. 1005(c), amended Pub. L. 98-473, Sec.
    225. See 1984 Amendment note below.
      Subsec. (b)(1), (2). Pub. L. 99-570, Sec. 1302(a)(2), added pars.
    (1) and (2) and struck out former pars. (1) and (2) which read as
    follows:
      "(1) In the case of a violation under subsection (a) of this
    section involving -
        "(A) 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a
      detectable amount of a narcotic drug in schedule I or II other
      than a narcotic drug consisting of -
          "(i) coca leaves;
          "(ii) a compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, or
        preparation of coca leaves; or
          "(iii) a substance chemically identical thereto;
        "(B) a kilogram or more of any other narcotic drug in schedule
      I or II;
        "(C) 500 grams or more of phencyclidine (PCP);
        "(D) 5 grams or more of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD);
    the person committing such violation shall be imprisoned for not
    more than twenty years, or fined not more than $250,000, or both.
      "(2) In the case of a violation under subsection (a) of this
    section with respect to a controlled substance in schedule I or II,
    the person committing such violation shall, except as provided in
    paragraphs (1) and (3), be imprisoned not more than fifteen years,
    or fined not more than $125,000, or both. If a sentence under this
    paragraph provides for imprisonment, the sentence shall include a
    special parole term of not less than three years in addition to
    such term of imprisonment."
      Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 99-570, Sec. 1302(a)(2), added par. (3).
    Former par. (3) redesignated (4).
      Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 99-570, Sec. 1302(a)(1), (3), (b)(2),
    (3), redesignated former par. (3) as (4), inserted "except in the
    case of 100 or more marihuana plants regardless of weight," and
    substituted "fined not to exceed the greater of that authorized in
    accordance with the provisions of title 18 or $250,000 if the
    defendant is an individual or $1,000,000 if the defendant is other
    than an individual" for "fined not more than $50,000".
      Pub. L. 99-570, Secs. 1302(b)(1), 1866(e), made identical
    amendment striking out ", except as provided in paragraph (4)"
    after "such violation shall".
      Pub. L. 99-570, Sec. 1004(a), substituted "term of supervised
    release" for "special parole term" in two places.
      Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 99-570, Sec. 1004(a), substituted "term of
    supervised release" for "special parole term" wherever appearing,
    effective Nov. 1, 1987, the effective date of the repeal of subsec.
    (c) by Pub. L. 98-473, Sec. 225. See 1984 Amendment note below.
      1984 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 98-473, Sec. 225(a), which directed
    amendment of this subsection effective Nov. 1, 1987 (see section
    235(a)(1) of Pub. L. 98-473 set out as an Effective Date note under
    section 3551 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure) was
    omitted in the general amendment of section 225 of Pub. L. 98-473
    by Pub. L. 99-570, Sec. 1005(c).
      Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 98-473, Sec. 504(1), added par. (1).
    Former par. (1) redesignated (2).
      Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 98-473, Sec. 504(1), (2), redesignated
    former par. (1) as (2), inserted provisions excepting pars. (1) and
    (3), and substituted reference to controlled substance for
    reference to narcotic drug, and "$125,000" for "$25,000". Former
    par. (2) redesignated (3).
      Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 98-473, Sec. 504(1), (3), redesignated
    former par. (2) as (3) and substituted "less than 50 kilograms of
    marihuana, less than 10 kilograms of hashish, less than one
    kilogram of hashish oil, or any quantity of a controlled substance
    in schedule III, IV, or V, the person committing such violation
    shall, except as provided in paragraph (4)" for "a controlled
    substance other than a narcotic drug in schedule I or II, the
    person committing such violation shall", and "$50,000" for
    "$15,000".
      Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 98-473, Sec. 225, as amended by Pub. L. 99-
    570, Sec. 1005(c), struck out subsec. (c) which related to special
    parole terms imposed under this section or section 962 of this
    title. Notwithstanding directory language that the amendment be
    made to "Section 1515 of the Controlled Substances Import and
    Export Act (21 U.S.C. 960)", the amendment was executed to this
    section as the probable intent of Congress.
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2008 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by Pub. L. 110-425 effective 180 days after Oct. 15,
    2008, except as otherwise provided, see section 3(j) of Pub. L. 110-
    425, set out as a note under section 802 of this title.
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1994 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by section 330024(d)(2) of Pub. L. 103-322 effective
    120 days after Dec. 17, 1993, see section 330024(f) of Pub. L. 103-
    322, set out as a note under section 802 of this title.
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1993 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by Pub. L. 103-200 effective on date that is 120 days
    after Dec. 17, 1993, see section 11 of Pub. L. 103-200, set out as
    a note under section 802 of this title.
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1988 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by section 6053(c) of Pub. L. 100-690 effective 120
    days after Nov. 18, 1988, see section 6061 of Pub. L. 100-690, set
    out as a note under section 802 of this title.
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1986 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by section 1004(a) of Pub. L. 99-570 effective on date
    of taking effect of section 3583 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal
    Procedure (Nov. 1, 1987), see section 1004(b) of Pub. L. 99-570 set
    out as a note under section 841 of this title.
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1984 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by section 225 of Pub. L. 98-473 effective Nov. 1,
    1987, and applicable only to offenses committed after the taking
    effect of such amendment, see section 235(a)(1) of Pub. L. 98-473,
    set out as an Effective Date note under section 3551 of Title 18,
    Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

FOOTNOTE

    (!1) So in original. The period probably should be a semicolon.
    (!2) So in original. The period probably should be a comma.
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