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We have over a century of collective legal experience and have been practicing in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983.

Types of Illegal Substances in Minnesota

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Minnesota follows the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) list of Scheduled Drugs to criminalize certain substances, drugs, and narcotics. The Schedules are arranged from one (I) to five (V), with the most criminal penalties being associated with Schedule I drugs.

If you are accused of a drug crime involving any scheduled substance, the penalties upon conviction can be harsh. Indeed, the majority of incarcerations and high fines issued by the U.S. criminal justice system are related to “street level” drug crimes, like drug possession and distribution. Knowing the prosecution and the court are against you, call (612) 444-5020 to connect with Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. and our Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys. We use 100+ years of total legal experience, as well as team members who are former prosecutors and Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists, to do everything in our power to protect you from the harsh, unforgiving hand of the law.

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DEA Drug Schedule

Schedule I drugs:

  • Considered highly addictive and with no medical uses
  • Examples include heroin, LSD, marijuana, ecstasy, methaqualone, and peyote

Schedule II drugs:

  • Considered highly addictive but with some medical uses
  • Examples include methamphetamines, methadone, cocaine, fentanyl, and many prescription painkillers and medications, such as Vicodin, OxyContin, and Ritalin

Schedule III drugs:

  • Considered addictive and may have medical properties
  • Examples include codeine, ketamine, anabolic steroids, and testosterone

Schedule IV drugs:

  • Considered potentially addictive and may be prescribed by a doctor
  • Examples include most prescriptions, like Xanax, Soma, Ambien, and Valium

Schedule V drugs:

  • Considered slightly addictive or non-addictive and may be sold over-the-counter
  • Examples include off-the-shelf medications, such as antidiarrheal medicine, analgesics, and cough medicines

It is important to note that Minnesota has not legalized recreational marijuana in any capacity. You can be charged with a misdemeanor for possessing any amount of marijuana or cannabis for personal use. If you are found to be in possession of marijuana in a large amount, or stored in a way that suggests it was meant for sale and trafficking, then you can be charged with a felony.

Accused of Possessing a Controlled Substance? Call (612) 444-5020 Now

You need to be ready for anything when charged with a serious drug crime, especially one involving a Schedule I drug. The criminal justice system of Minnesota will be eager to add your case to the countless others it had prosecuted, even when the charges were unjust. Get our Minneapolis drug crimes attorneys on your side by contacting us as soon as you can. Together, we can rebalance the scales in your favor.

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Our team has 100 years of collective experience. Our lawyers, Allan Caplan and Joe Tamburino, are frequently featured on local news networks, including radio and television appearances on Fox and WCCO radio. This has helped Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. rise to prominence and gain a solid reputation of fighting vigorously not only for our clients, but also against the injustices they face when they have been charged with a crime or have been wrongfully injured.

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