Federal law divides drugs into five separate categories called schedules. Schedule II drugs are considered the second most dangerous class of drugs because although they have a currently accepted medical use, they nonetheless have a high potential for abuse and 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
- Cocaine – Read our article on cocaine crimes
- OxyContin (oxycodone) – Read our article on OxyContin crimes
- Meth (“speed,” “crank,” “crystal meth”) – Read our article on 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:
Other Drug Schedules in Nevada:
For more information on drug schedules I and III through V, see our following articles:
Accused of drug crimes? Contact us for help…
If you’ve been arrested for a “drug crime” in Nevada, phone our Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys for a 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.
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