Parent Handbook - Appendix C
John R. Briggs Elementary School
APPENDIX C – AN ACT PROVIDING FOR DRUG FREE SCHOOLS
Effective July 1, 1989, anyone convicted of dealing drugs within 1000 feet of an elementary, vocational or secondary school will face a two-year mandatory prison sentence. It will not matter whether the dealer knew he/she was near a school, whether it is a public or private school, or in session at the time of the offense. The law will pertain to drug distributors, manufacturers or persons possessing a controlled substance with intent to distribute it. A fine of up to $10,000.00 may also be imposed but not in lieu of the two-year term of imprisonment.