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Georgia Schedule III Controlled Substance

In 1970, the U.S. Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act. Regulating the manufacture, possession, and distribution of drugs, this act created five different classifications, or schedules, for controlled substances. Each schedule classifies drugs based on their potential for abuse, medical use, and risk of dependence.

Substances that are placed into the Georgia Schedule III controlled substance category are found to have less of a potential for abuse than substances in schedules I and II, are approved for medical use in the United States, and have moderate to low risk of physical dependence. Schedule III substances can only be dispended by a practitioner or pharmacist with an oral or written prescription by a physician, and are eligible for limited refills.

Schedule III substances include: anabolic steroids, intermediate-acting barbiturates, ketamine, hydrocodone or codeine compounded with an NSAID, Marinol, and lysergic acid amide (LSA), among others.

Although the controlled substances in this schedule are available by prescription, you could face drug-related charges if you are caught with medication that was not prescribed to you or was obtained through fraudulent means.

Possessing, distributing, or trafficking any Schedule III controlled substance may result in a felony charge. The punishment for a felony includes community service, fines, probation, drug treatment, and up to one year in prison. Penalties may be increased if you are caught illegally transporting a Schedule III substance across state lines or possessing these substances near a school. And, as a convicted felon, you may face repercussions for years to come.

If you have been charged with an offense related to a Georgia Schedule III controlled substance, the drug defense lawyers at Head, Thomas, Webb and Willis can help. With a strong focus on defending drug-related cases, we have helped a number of clients who have found themselves in your position. We have a successful track record of obtaining the dismissal, acquittal, and reduction of controlled substance charges and offer a number of payment plans to fit your situation.

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