21 U.S.C. § 848 : US Code - Section 848: Continuing criminal enterprise

    (a) Penalties; forfeitures
      Any person who engages in a continuing criminal enterprise shall
    be sentenced to a term of imprisonment which may not be less than
    20 years and which may be up to life imprisonment, to a fine not to
    exceed the greater of that authorized in accordance with the
    provisions of title 18 or $2,000,000 if the defendant is an
    individual or $5,000,000 if the defendant is other than an
    individual, and to the forfeiture prescribed in section 853 of this
    title; except that if any person engages in such activity after one
    or more prior convictions of him under this section have become
    final, he shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment which may
    not be less than 30 years and which may be up to life imprisonment,
    to a fine not to exceed the greater of twice the amount authorized
    in accordance with the provisions of title 18 or $4,000,000 if the
    defendant is an individual or $10,000,000 if the defendant is other
    than an individual, and to the forfeiture prescribed in section 853
    of this title.
    (b) Life imprisonment for engaging in continuing criminal
      enterprise
      Any person who engages in a continuing criminal enterprise shall
    be imprisoned for life and fined in accordance with subsection (a)
    of this section, if - 
        (1) such person is the principal administrator, organizer, or
      leader of the enterprise or is one of several such principal
      administrators, organizers, or leaders; and
        (2)(A) the violation referred to in subsection (c)(1) of this
      section involved at least 300 times the quantity of a substance
      described in subsection 841(b)(1)(B) of this title, or
        (B) the enterprise, or any other enterprise in which the
      defendant was the principal or one of several principal
      administrators, organizers, or leaders, received $10 million
      dollars in gross receipts during any twelve-month period of its
      existence for the manufacture, importation, or distribution of a
      substance described in section 841(b)(1)(B) of this title.
    (c) "Continuing criminal enterprise" defined
      For purposes of subsection (a) of this section, a person is
    engaged in a continuing criminal enterprise if - 
        (1) he violates any provision of this subchapter or subchapter
      II of this chapter the punishment for which is a felony, and
        (2) such violation is a part of a continuing series of
      violations of this subchapter or subchapter II of this chapter - 
          (A) which are undertaken by such person in concert with five
        or more other persons with respect to whom such person occupies
        a position of organizer, a supervisory position, or any other
        position of management, and
          (B) from which such person obtains substantial income or
        resources.
    (d) Suspension of sentence and probation prohibited
      In the case of any sentence imposed under this section,
    imposition or execution of such sentence shall not be suspended,
    probation shall not be granted, and the Act of July 15, 1932 (D.C.
    Code, secs. 24-203 - 24-207), shall not apply.
    (e) Death penalty
      (1) In addition to the other penalties set forth in this section -
     
        (A) any person engaging in or working in furtherance of a
      continuing criminal enterprise, or any person engaging in an
      offense punishable under section 841(b)(1)(A) of this title or
      section 960(b)(1) of this title who intentionally kills or
      counsels, commands, induces, procures, or causes the intentional
      killing of an individual and such killing results, shall be
      sentenced to any term of imprisonment, which shall not be less
      than 20 years, and which may be up to life imprisonment, or may
      be sentenced to death; and
        (B) any person, during the commission of, in furtherance of, or
      while attempting to avoid apprehension, prosecution or service of
      a prison sentence for, a felony violation of this subchapter or
      subchapter II of this chapter who intentionally kills or
      counsels, commands, induces, procures, or causes the intentional
      killing of any Federal, State, or local law enforcement officer
      engaged in, or on account of, the performance of such officer's
      official duties and such killing results, shall be sentenced to
      any term of imprisonment, which shall not be less than 20 years,
      and which may be up to life imprisonment, or may be sentenced to
      death.

      (2) As used in paragraph (1)(B), the term "law enforcement
    officer" means a public servant authorized by law or by a
    Government agency or Congress to conduct or engage in the
    prevention, investigation, prosecution or adjudication of an
    offense, and includes those engaged in corrections, probation, or
    parole functions.
    (g) (!1) to (p) Repealed. Pub. L. 109-177, title II, Sec. 221(2),
      Mar. 9, 2006, 120 Stat. 231

    (q) Repealed. Pub. L. 109-177, title II, Secs. 221(4), 222(c), Mar.
      9, 2006, 120 Stat. 231, 232
    (r) Repealed. Pub. L. 109-177, title II, Sec. 221(3), Mar. 9, 2006,
      120 Stat. 231
    (s) Special provision for methamphetamine
      For the purposes of subsection (b), in the case of continuing
    criminal enterprise involving methamphetamine or its salts,
    isomers, or salts of isomers, paragraph (2)(A) shall be applied by
    substituting "200" for "300", and paragraph (2)(B) shall be applied
    by substituting "$5,000,000" for "$10 million dollars".