(1) A person who carries on the business of unlawfully trafficking in a dangerous drug is guilty of a crime.
Penalty: Maximum penalty—25 years imprisonment.

(2) The Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 , section 161Q states a circumstance of aggravation for an offence against this section.

(3) An indictment charging an offence against this section with the circumstance of aggravation stated in the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 , section 161Q may not be presented without the consent of a Crown Law Officer.

Reference: Austlii

(1) A person who unlawfully supplies a dangerous drug to another, whether or not such other person is in Queensland, is guilty of a crime.

Penalty: Maximum penalty—

(a) if the dangerous drug is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 1 and the offence is one of aggravated supply under subsection (2) (a) —life imprisonment; or

(b) if the dangerous drug is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 1 and the offence is one of aggravated supply under subsection (2) (aa) , (b) , (c) , (d) or (e) —25 years imprisonment; or

(c) if the dangerous drug is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 1 and paragraphs (a) and (b) do not apply—20 years imprisonment; or

(d) if the dangerous drug is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 2 and the offence is one of aggravated supply under subsection (2) (a) —25 years imprisonment; or

(e) if the dangerous drug is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 2 and the offence is one of aggravated supply under subsection (2) (aa) , (b) , (c) , (d) or (e) —20 years imprisonment; or

(f) if the dangerous drug is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 2 and paragraphs (d) and (e) do not apply—15 years imprisonment.

(2) For the purposes of this section, an offence is one of aggravated supply if the offender is an adult and—

(a) the person to whom the thing is supplied is a minor under 16 years; or

(aa) the person to whom the thing is supplied is a minor who is 16 years or more; or

(b) the person to whom the thing is supplied is an intellectually impaired person; or

(c) the person to whom the thing is supplied is within an educational institution; or

(d) the person to whom the thing is supplied is within a correctional facility; or

(e) the person to whom the thing is supplied does not know he or she is being supplied with the thing.

(3) The Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 , section 161Q also states a circumstance of aggravation for an offence against this section.

(4) An indictment charging an offence against this section with the circumstance of aggravation stated in the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 , section 161Q may not be presented without the consent of a Crown Law Officer.

Reference: Austlii

(1) A person who unlawfully produces a dangerous drug is guilty of a crime.
Penalty: Maximum penalty—

(a) if the dangerous drug is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 1 and the quantity of the thing is of or exceeds the quantity specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 4 in respect of that thing—25 years imprisonment; or

(b) if the dangerous drug is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 1 and the quantity of the thing is of or exceeds the quantity specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 3 but less than the quantity specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 4 in respect of that thing and the person convicted—

(i) satisfies the judge constituting the court before which the person is convicted that when the person committed the offence the person was a drug dependent person—20 years imprisonment;

(ii) does not so satisfy the judge constituting the court before which the person is convicted—25 years imprisonment; or

(c) in any other case where the dangerous drug is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 1 —20 years imprisonment; or

(d) if the dangerous drug is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 2 and the quantity of the thing is of or exceeds the quantity specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 3 in respect of that thing—20 years imprisonment; or

(e) in any other case where the dangerous drug is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 2 —15 years imprisonment.

(2) For a dangerous drug that is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 1 , part 2 (a
“part 2 drug” ), a reference in subsection (1) to the quantity of the thing is a reference to the whole weight of all the part 2 drugs (whether of the same or different types) that the person is convicted of unlawfully producing.

(3) The Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 , section 161Q also states a circumstance of aggravation for an offence against this section.

(4) An indictment charging an offence against this section with the circumstance of aggravation stated in the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 , section 161Q may not be presented without the consent of a Crown Law Officer.

Reference: Austlii

(1) A person who unlawfully has possession of a dangerous drug is guilty of a crime.

Penalty: Maximum penalty—

(a) if the dangerous drug is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 1 and the quantity of the thing is of or exceeds the quantity specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 4 in respect of that thing—25 years imprisonment; or

(b) if the dangerous drug is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 1 and the quantity of the thing is of or exceeds the quantity specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 3 but is less than the quantity specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 4 in respect of that thing and the person convicted—

(i) satisfies the judge constituting the court before which the person is convicted that when the person committed the offence the person was a drug dependent person—20 years imprisonment; or

(ii) does not so satisfy the judge constituting the court before which the person is convicted—25 years imprisonment; or

(c) if the dangerous drug is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 2 and the quantity of the thing is of or exceeds the quantity specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 3 in respect of that thing—20 years imprisonment; or

(d) in any other case where the dangerous drug is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 , schedule 1 or 2 —15 years imprisonment.

(2) For a dangerous drug that is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 ,schedule 1 , part 2 (a
“part 2 drug” ), a reference in subsection (1) to the quantity of the thing is a reference to the whole weight of all the part 2 drugs (whether of the same or different types) that the person is convicted of unlawfully possessing.

Reference: Austlii