Schedule V Drugs
What are Schedule V drugs in Oklahoma?
Schedules are legal categories that divide controlled substances depending on their addictive properties, potential for abuse, and if they are used for medicinal purposes. They range from highly addictive (Schedule I) to those with a low potential for abuse (Schedule V).
In Oklahoma, possession of Schedule V drugs can be a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the amount possessed and whether you have any prior convictions.
What are the Penalties for Schedule V Drug Possession in Oklahoma?
It is important to note that some Schedule V drugs are legally prescribed, such as pregabalin or drugs that contain small amounts of codeine or opium.
However, possessing a Schedule V drug without a valid prescription can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the amount found in your possession and whether you have any prior convictions.
Penalties may include:
- • A fine of up to $1,000, up to one year in jail, or both
- • Double penalties for possessing or buying schedule V drugs in the presence of a minor 12 years or younger, or within 1,000 feet of a school or public park
Second or Subsequent Offense(s):
- • Either a fine of up to $5,000, two to 10 years in jail, or both
- • Penalties are multiplied by three for second or subsequent offenses of possessing or buying schedule V drugs in certain circumstances: the presence of a minor 12 years or younger, or within 1,000 feet of a school or public park
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