Federal law divides drugs into five separate categories called “schedules.” Under Nevada and federal law, Schedule II drugs are considered the second most dangerous class of drugs and are always illegal to use or possess without a valid prescription. This class of narcotics is considered especially dangerous because:
- Schedule II drugs have a high potential for abuse; and
- Schedule II drugs have a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the U.S. with severe restrictions; and
- Abuse of Schedule II drugs may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
Consequently, Nevada drug crimes involving Schedule II drugs carry extremely harsh penalties.
Common Schedule II drugs in Nevada
(scroll down further for a comprehensive list)
- Cocaine - Read our article on Nevada cocaine crimes
- OxyContin (oxycodone) - Read our article on Nevada OxyContin crimes
- Meth (“speed,” “crank,” “crystal meth”) - Read our article on Nevada meth crimes
Comprehensive List of Schedule II Drugs:
- Methadone-Intermediate, 4-cyano-2-dimethylamino-4,4-diphenyl butane
- Moramide-Intermediate, 2-methyl-3-morpholino-1, 1-diphenylpropane-carboxylic acid
- Pethidine-Intermediate-A, 4-cyano-1-methyl-4-phenylpiperidine
- Pethidine-Intermediate-B, ethyl-4-phenylpiperidine-4-carboxylate
- Pethidine-Intermediate-C, 1-methyl-4-phenylpiperidine-4-carboxylic acid
Schedule II Drug Crimes in Nevada:
To learn more about Nevada drug crimes with Schedule II drugs, refer to the following articles:
- Nevada offense of drug possession
- Nevada offense of drug possession for sale
- Nevada offense of selling drugs
- Nevada offense of transporting drugs
- Nevada offense of trafficking drugs
Other Drug Schedules in Nevada:
For more information on drug schedules I and III through V, see our following articles:
- Schedule I drugs in Nevada
- Schedule III drugs in Nevada
- Schedule IV drugs in Nevada
- Schedule V drugs in Nevada
Accused of drug crimes? Call an attorney…
If you've been arrested for a “drug crime” in Nevada, phone our Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys at 702-DEFENSE (333-3673) for a free consultation. We might be able to get your charges lessened or dropped.
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.