Controlled Drugs (Penalties) Act 1985

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Controlled Drugs (Penalties) Act 1985
Long title An Act to increase the penalties for certain offences relating to controlled drugs within the meaning of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
Citation 1985 c 39
Territorial extent England and Wales; Northern Ireland
Royal assent 16 July 1985
Commencement 16 September 1985
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Controlled Drugs (Penalties) Act 1985 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It amended the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 to increase the maximum penalty for importing, producing or supplying Class A drugs, or possessing them with intent to supply, from 14 years to life imprisonment.