Federal law divides drugs into five “schedules” with I as the most serious and V as the least.1 Therefore, Nevada drug crimes involving Schedule V drugs carry the least severe penalties because:
- Schedule V drugs have a low potential for abuse relative to Schedule IV drugs; and
- Schedule V drugs have a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the U.S; and
- Abuse of Schedule V drugs may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to Schedule IV drugs.
Common Schedule V drugs in Nevada:
(scroll down further for a comprehensive list)
- Robitussin AC
Comprehensive List of Schedule V Drugs:
- Not more than 200 milligrams of codeine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.
- Not more than 100 milligrams of dihydrocodeine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.
- Not more than 100 milligrams of ethylmorphine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.
- Not more than 2.5 milligrams of diphenoxylate and not less than 25 micrograms of atropine sulfate per dosage unit.
- Not more than 100 milligrams of opium per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.2
Schedule V Drug Crimes in Nevada:
Detailed information about Nevada drug crimes involving Schedule V drugs is available here:
- Nevada narcotics possession laws
- Nevada narcotics possession for sale laws
- Nevada narcotics sale laws
- Nevada offense of transporting drugs
- Nevada offense of trafficking drugs
Other Drug Schedules in Nevada:
For more information on drug schedules I through IV, see our following articles:
- Schedule I drugs in Nevada
- Schedule II drugs in Nevada
- Schedule III drugs in Nevada
- Schedule IV drugs in Nevada
Accused of narcotics offense? Call an attorney…
If you've been arrested for a “drug crime” in Nevada, call our Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys at 702-DEFENSE (333-3673) for a free phone meeting. There's a chance we may be able to get the charges reduced to a lesser offense or dismissed altogether.
We represent clients throughout Nevada, including Las Vegas, Henderson, Washoe County, Clark County, Reno, Carson City, Laughlin, Mesquite, Bunkerville, Moapa, Elko, Pahrump, Searchlight and Tonopah.
1 U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Controlled Substances Act.
2 21 USC § 812.