Texas law imposes various penalties for drug-related crimes, including possession, trafficking, and drug manufacturing. Drug manufacturing includes growing, cultivating, and producing controlled substances to be sold illegally. Because drug manufacturing typically involves producing large quantities for distribution, the consequences are much more severe than those for other drug crimes.
Manufacturing charges can also be brought in federal court, where the penalties are often more serious. A single conviction can result in fines as high as $250,000 and prison sentences that go all the way up to 99 years. If you are facing a manufacturing charge, do not assume you will be convicted. I have successfully defended drug manufacturing cases in both state and federal courts.