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Controlled Substances in North Carolina

Schedule I

High potential for abuse, no medical use. lack of accepted safety

Examples:

Heroin, Ecstasy, GHB, Methaqualone, Peyote, Opiates

Schedule II

High potential for abuse, accepted medical use with severe restrictions, abuse may lead to physical or psychological dependence

Examples:

Cocaine, Raw Opium, Opium Extracts, Codeine, Hydrocodone, Morphine, Methadone, Methamphetamine, Ritalin

Schedule III

Has potential for abuse, but less than Schedule I or II substances.

Has an accepted medical use.

Abuse may lead to limited dependence.

Examples:

Ketamine, Anabolic Steroids, some Barbiturates

Schedule IV

Low potential for abuse. accepted medical use, abuse may lead to limited dependence

Examples:

Valium, Xanax, Rohypnol, Darvon, Clonazepam, Barbital

Schedule V

Low potential for abuse, accepted medical use, abuse may lead to limited dependence

Example:

Over the counter cough medicines with codeine

Schedule VI

Low potential for abuse, has no accepted medical use, abuse may lead to limited dependence

Examples:

Marijuana, Hashish, Hashish Oil

Illegal Trafficking Penalties:

Marijuana

  • 10 – 49 lbs.
  • 50 – 1,999 lbs.
  • 2,000 – 9,999 lbs.
  • 10,000 lbs. or more
  • Class H Felony 25 – 30 Months
  • Class G Felony 35 – 42 Months
  • Class F Felony 
70 – 84 Months
  • Class D Felony 175 – 219 Months
  • $5,000 Fine
  • $25,000 Fine
  • $50,000 Fine
  • $200,000 Fine

Heroin

  • 4 – 13 grams
  • 14 – 27 grams
  • 28 grams or more
  • Class F Felony 70 – 84 Months
  • Class E Felony 
90 – 117 Months
  • Class C Felony
 225 – 279 Months
  • $50,000 Fine
  • $100,000 Fine
  • $250,000 Fine

Cocaine

  • 28 – 199 grams
  • 200 – 399 grams
  • 400 grams or more
  • Class G Felony 35 – 42 Months
  • Class F Felony 70 – 87 Months
  • Class D Felony 175 – 219 Months
  • $50,000 Fine
  • $100,000 Fine
  • $250,000 Fine

Methamphetamines

  • 28 – 199 grams
  • 200 – 399 grams
  • 400 grams or more
  • Class F Felony 
70 – 84 Months
  • Class E Felony 
90 – 117 Months
  • Class C Felony
 225 – 279 Months
  • $50,000 Fine
  • $100,000 Fine
  • $250,000 Fine

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