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.
Under the federal statute 21 U.S.C. 812, Schedule V drugs are defined as:
(5) Schedule V.—
(A) The drug or other substance has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs or other substances in schedule IV.
(B) The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
(C) Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs or other substances in schedule IV.
1. Common Schedule V drugs in Nevada:
(scroll down further for a comprehensive list)
- Robitussin AC
2. 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
3. Schedule V Drug Crimes in Nevada:
Detailed information about Nevada drug crimes involving Schedule V drugs is available here:
- narcotics possession
- narcotics possession for sale
- narcotics sales
- transporting drugs
- trafficking drugs
4. Other Drug Schedules in Nevada:
For more information on drug schedules I through IV, see our following articles:
Accused of narcotics offense? Call an attorney…
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1 U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Controlled Substances Act.
2 21 USC § 812.