The US government classifies illegal drugs/narcotics according to schedule classes that range from I to V. If you or your loved one is found to be in possession of an illegal drug or even a legal drug without a prescription, you risk facing criminal drug charges.
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Typically, the severity of drug charges pressed against you will depend on the type of drug, the amount in possession, and whether you have been suspected of manufacturing, distributing, trafficking, or fraudulently obtaining it with a prescription.
Schedule I drugs generally carry severe charges while Schedule V drugs carry the least charges. Some of the common schedule I drugs include heroin, cocaine, non-medical marijuana, LSD, and Ecstasy.
Schedule I drugs are prohibited from being distributed and sold in pharmacies because they are labeled as having a high tendency for abuse. Schedule II drugs include opiates while Schedule III, IV, and V drugs are usually available in specific dosages prescribed by doctors or pharmacists.