Schedule IV Drugs
What are Schedule IV drugs in Oklahoma?
Controlled substances are divided into categories called schedules that separate them based on their addictive properties, potential for abuse, and if they can be legally prescribed. Schedule I contains is highly addictive drugs while Schedule V contains those with a small chance for abuse.
Schedule IV drugs have medical use and they include, but are not limited to:
- • Zolipidem
- • Lorazepam
- • Phenobarbitals.
What are the Penalties for Schedule IV Drug Possession in Oklahoma?
In Oklahoma, possession of Schedule IV drugs can be a felony or a misdemeanor. You might be charged with a felony if you have prior convictions, or a large quantity of a substance. You may face misdemeanor charges if this is your first offense or you possessed only a small amount.
If you are convicted of possessing a Schedule IV drug without a prescription, penalties may include:
- • A fine of up to $1,000, up to one year in jail, or both.
- • Possessing or buying schedule IV drugs in the presence of a minor 12 years or younger, or within 1,000 feet of a school or public park will result in doubled penalties
Second (or Subsequent) Offense(s):
- • A fine of up to $5,000, two to ten years in jail, or both
- • Penalties are doubled if you possessed or bought schedule IV drugs in the presence of a minor up to 12 years of age, or within 1,000 feet of a school or public park.
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