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Schedule III Drugs

What are Schedule III drugs in Oklahoma?

In Oklahoma, controlled substances are divided into schedules, which categorize them based on addictive properties, abuse potential, and whether they can be legally prescribed. Highly addictive drugs are in Schedule I while those with the least addictive properties are in Schedule V.

Schedule III drugs generally include compounds containing stimulants or depressants. Schedule III drug examples include, but are not limited to:

  • • GHB products (a degreasing solvent combined with drain cleaner used to cause intoxication)
  • • Anabolic steroids (synthetic steroids that promote muscle growth) and hormones (often used for weight loss)
  • • Barbiturates (compounds containing limited narcotic quantities, perhaps codeine, opium, or morphine)

What are the Penalties for Schedule III Drug Possession in Oklahoma?

In Oklahoma, possession of Schedule III drugs without a prescription can be a felony or a misdemeanor. Penalties may include:

First Offense:

  • • A fine of up to $1,000, one year in jail, or both
  • • Possessing or buying Schedule III drugs with a child present (12 years or younger) or within a thousand feet of a school or public park, carries twice the penalties

Second (or Subsequent) Offense (s):

  • • A fine of up to $5,000, spend two to 10 years in jail, or both
  • • Buying or possessing a Schedule III drug in the presence of a minor who is 12 years or younger or within a thousand feet of a public park or school carries three times the penalties for second or subsequent offenses.

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Drug possession in Oklahoma is a serious offense. If you have been charged with this crime, you will want to work with an experienced attorney who has extensive knowledge of Oklahoma drug laws.

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