What You Need to Know About Psychedelic Drug Charges in Illinois

If you’re caught with mushrooms or other psychedelic drugs, you can get into serious trouble in Illinois – these drugs are illegal, and you could end up spending time in jail for having them. Here’s what you need to know. 

What You Need to Know About Psychedelic Drug Charges in Illinois

It’s pretty common for people to be arrested and charged with having mushrooms and other hallucinogenic drugs (including acid). There are two main types of these charges: those involving possession and those involving manufacturing with intent to deliver (which means making them to sell).

If you’re caught with a small amount, there’s a good chance that the state will charge you with possession. However, if you’re caught with a large amount, the state may charge you with possession with intent to deliver.

The table below outlines possible consequences you may face if you’re convicted of possession.

Drug Type Doses Penalty
LSD 0 to 15 doses Class 4 felony; 1 to 3 years in prison
LSD 15 to 200 doses Class 1 felony; 4 to 15 years in prison
LSD 200 to 600 doses Class 1 felony; 6 to 30 years in prison
LSD 600 to 1,500 doses Class 1 felony; 8 to 40 years in prison
LSD  More than 1,500 doses Class 1 felony; 10 to 50 years in prison
Mushrooms, peyote or mescaline 0 to 200 grams Class 4 felony; 1 to 3 years in prison
Mushrooms, peyote or mescaline 200 or more grams Class 1 felony; 4 to 15 years in prison

The table below outlines possible consequences you may face if you’re convicted of manufacturing, delivering or possessing with intent to deliver.

Drug Type Doses Penalty
LSD 0 to 10 doses Class 2 felony; 3 to 7 years in prison
LSD 10 to 15 doses Class 1 felony; 4 to 15 years in prison
LSD 15 to 200 doses Class X felony; 6 to 30 years in prison
LSD 200 to 600 doses Class X felony; 9 to 40 years in prison
LSD  600 to 1,500 doses Class X felony; 12 to 50 years in prison
LSD  More than 1,500 doses Class X felony; 15 to 60 years in prison
Mushrooms, peyote or mescaline 0 to 50 grams Class 3 felony; 2 to 5 years in prison
Mushrooms, peyote or mescaline 50 to 200 grams Class 1 felony; 4 to 15 years in prison
Mushrooms, peyote or mescaline 200 or more grams Class X felony; 6 to 30 years in prison

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