"Schedule II" Drugs in Nevada (21 USC § 812)

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:

  1. Schedule II drugs have a high potential for abuse; and
  2. Schedule II drugs have a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the U.S. with severe restrictions; and
  3. 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.

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Common Schedule II drugs in Nevada

(scroll down further for a comprehensive list)

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Comprehensive List of Schedule II Drugs:
  • Alphaprodine
  • Anileridine
  • Bezitramide
  • Dihydrocodeine
  • Diphenoxylate
  • Fentanyl
  • Isomethadone
  • Levomethorphan
  • Levorphanol
  • Metazocine
  • Methadone
  • Methadone-Intermediate, 4-cyano-2-dimethylamino-4,4-diphenyl butane
  • Moramide-Intermediate, 2-methyl-3-morpholino-1, 1-diphenylpropane-carboxylic acid
  • Pethidine
  • 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
  • Phenazocine
  • Piminodine
  • Racemethorphan
  • Racemorphan
  • Methamphetamine2
Schedule II Drug Crimes in Nevada:

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

Other Drug Schedules in Nevada:

For more information on drug schedules I and III through V, see our following articles:

Accused of drug crimes? Call an attorney…
Available help

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.




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