"Schedule III" Drugs in Nevada (21 USC § 812)
Explained by Las Vegas Defense Lawyers

Federal law classifies controlled substances into five different categories referred to as “schedules.”1 Authorities consider Schedule III drugs moderately dangerous for the following reasons:

  1. Schedule III drugs have a potential for abuse less than the drugs in Schedules I and II; and
  2. Schedule III drugs have a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the U.S; and
  3. Abuse of Schedule III drugs may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.

Therefore, Nevada drug crimes involving Schedule III controlled substances carry moderately severe penalties.

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Hydrocodone

Common Schedule III drugs in Nevada:

(scroll down further for a comprehensive list)

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Testosterone

Comprehensive List of Schedule III Drugs:
  • Anabolic steroids

Stimulants:

    • Amphetamine
    • Phenmetrazine
    • Any substance (except an injectable liquid) which contains any quantity of methamphetamine
    • Methylphenidate

Depressants:

  • Any substance which contains any quantity of a derivative of barbituric acid, or any salt of a derivative of barbituric acid
  • Chorhexadol
  • Glutethimide
  • Lysergic acid
  • Lysergic acid amide
  • Methyprylon
  • Phencyclidine
  • Sulfondiethylmethane
  • Sulfonethylmethane
  • Sulfonmethane
  • Nalorphine

Narcotics:

  • Not more than 1.8 grams of codeine per 100 milliliters or not more than 90 milligrams per dosage unit, with an equal or greater quantity of an isoquinoline alkaloid of opium.
  • Not more than 1.8 grams of codeine per 100 milliliters or not more than 90 milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active, non-narcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts.
  • Not more than 300 milligrams of dihydrocodeinone per 100 milliliters or not more than 15 milligrams per dosage unit, with a fourfold or greater quantity of an isoquinoline alkaloid of opium.
  • Not more than 300 milligrams of dihydrocodeinone per 100 milliliters or not more than 15 milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active, nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts.
  • Not more than 1.8 grams of dihydrocodeine per 100 milliliters or not more than 90 milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active, nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts.
  • Not more than 300 milligrams of ethylmorphine per 100 milliliters or not more than 15 milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active, nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts.
  • Not more than 500 milligrams of opium per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams, or not more than 25 milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active, nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts.
  • Not more than 50 milligrams of morphine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams with one or more active, nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts.2
Schedule III Drug Crimes in Nevada:

To learn more about Nevada drug crimes with Schedule III drugs, refer to the following articles:

Other Drug Schedules in Nevada:

For more information on drug schedules I, II, IV and V, see our following articles:

Accused of narcotics crimes? Call an attorney…
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1 U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Controlled Substances Act.

2 21 USC § 812.

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