[7] 6 - Possession of a Controlled Substance

A controlled substance is generally a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession and use is regulated, such as illicitly used drugs or prescription medications that are designated by law.

This code categorizes controlled substances into two categories: Prescription Substances and Illicit Substances.

Prescription Substances

Prescription Substances may only be possessed and/or handled by the following persons:

  • "Medical Employees" including Paramedics, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Pharmaceutical Technicians, and medically trained police officers* (*special allowance of Epinephrine, IV, Morphine, and Propofol). Medical Employees may only possess prescription substances for the purpose of performing medical treatment on patients. Medical Employees may not possess prescription substances for the purpose of administering it to themselves or providing it to a non-medical employee without a prescription.

  • "Individuals" including persons with medical prescriptions issued to them by a doctor or nurse for a specific medication. Individuals who possess prescription substances must also possess the prescription itself (typically located on a form or on a prescription bottle/container).

List of Prescription Substances

Hydromorphone (Dilaudid®), methadone (Dolophine®), meperidine (Demerol®), oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®), and fentanyl (Sublimaze®, Duragesic®), morphine, opium, codeine, hydrocodone, amphetamine (Dexedrine®, Adderall®), methamphetamine (Desoxyn®), methylphenidate (Ritalin®, Concerta®), amobarbital, glutethimide, and pentobarbital, marijuana (cannabis / "pot/weed"), Codeine®, buprenorphine (Suboxone®), benzphetamine (Didrex®), phendimetrazine, ketamine, Depo®-Testosterone, alprazolam (Xanax®), carisoprodol (Soma®), clonazepam (Klonopin®), clorazepate (Tranxene®), diazepam (Valium®), lorazepam (Ativan®), midazolam (Versed®), temazepam (Restoril®), triazolam (Halcion®), Robitussin AC®, ezogabine, bupropion, trazodone (Desyrel), ondansetron (Zofran®), hydroxyzine (Atarax®), Zolpidem (Ambien®), trenbolone, oxymetholone, methandrostenolone, nandrolone, stanozolol, boldenone, and oxandrolone, cocaine (coke/crack), chlorodiazepoxide (Librium®), eszopiclone (Lunesta®), zaleplon (Sonata®), Gamma-hydroxybutyrate or sodium oxybate (Xyrem®), Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol®), Atomoxetine (Strattera®), Intravenous Solutions (IV) (0.9% Normal Saline / NS / 0.9NaCl / or NSS ; Dextrose 5% in Water / D5 or D5W / intravenous sugar solution ; Lactated Ringers / LR / Ringers Lactate or RL ; 0.45% Normal Saline / Half Normal Saline / 0.45NaCl / .45NS).

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Illicit Substances

Illicit Substances may not be possessed by any person.

List of Illicit Substances

Heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), peyote (Mescaline), Quaaludes (methaqualone), methylenedioxymethamphetamine ("Ecstasy"), PCP/Angel Dust (phencyclidine), psilocybin, salvia, ayahuasca, Synthetic Cannabinoids (K2/Spice), Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts/Flakka), Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms/Shrooms)

Misdemeanor Sentence: 200 Seconds VMenu

Sentence: 10 Minutes Economy Fine: $400


Persons engaged in delivery or logistical distribution/transportation of prescription medication are exempt from criminal penalties under this code so long as the medication is sealed in original manufacturer/distributor packaging or a pharmacy bottle/container.

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