Federal law divides drugs into five separate categories called schedules. Nevada drug crimes involving Schedule II drugs carry extremely harsh penalties.
The federal statute 21 U.S.C. 812 defines Schedule II drugs as the following:
(2) Schedule II.—
(A) The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.
(B) The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions.
(C) Abuse of the drug or other substances may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
1. 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
2. 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
3. Schedule II Drug Crimes in Nevada:
To learn more about Nevada drug crimes with Schedule II drugs, refer to the following articles:
4. Other Drug Schedules in Nevada:
For more information on drug schedules I and III through V, see our following articles:
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2 21 USC § 812.