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Schedule II Drugs

In the multitude of offenses that relate to controlled substances, New York has created lists, or schedules, of the different drugs that are considered controlled substances. There are hundreds of named drugs on these lists, so many so that there are five different schedules that comprise the overall list. These lists allow for the monitoring of the drugs named and anyone in violation of proper usage and distribution is subject to the possibility of criminal charges being filed. Our office has handled many drug related cases in the past and have a history of success in handling the charges to obtain the best possible outcome for our client. If you have been charged with a drug related offense, call now for a free consultation with one of our experienced New York criminal attorneys.

We have articles that go into detail on each of the schedules I-V of controlled substances and this one specifically is to discuss schedule II and the included drugs on the list. Of the 130 drugs that are listed on this schedule, we will go over some of the more common ones that we have seen as well as each of the different categories. For the full list, please see Public Health Law, section 3306. For some drugs on the list, the official name is used which can be confusing for someone who isn’t well-versed in the official name versus brand name of the drug.

The first section of drugs listed is opium and opiates including raw opium, morphine, codeine, oxycodone and 14 others opium derivatives. Opium poppy and poppy straw (of any concentrate- crude extract in liquid, powder, or solid form) are listed in their own section, as is coca leaves and any derivative, compound, salt, or preparation of coca leaves including cocaine. The section that discusses coca leaves does also state that any coca leaves that have been decocainized or any leaf extractions that do not contain cocaine are not included in this list as a controlled substance.

The list of opiates that are named include 23 different substances including fentanyl, methadone and sufentanil. Stimulants are also included on this schedule, such as amphetamine and methamphetamine. Depressants like pentobarbital and hallucinogenic substances like nabilone (or its brand name Cesamet) are also listed.

Any substances that are an immediate precursor to amphetamine or methamphetamine, or fentanyl along with four others are given their own section and anabolic steroids are also mentioned. There are 63 different anabolic steroids named but the more common ones include testosterone, methyltestosterone, and clostebol.

As previously stated, there are a over 100 drugs that are named specifically on schedule II, but the most common ones that are involved in drug offenses have been discussed here. If you are facing a drug offense such as possession, distribution, or sale of any of the drugs that we listed here or that are part of the full list, call now for a free consultation with one of our experienced New York criminal attorneys to discuss your case. Our team is ready to negotiate on your behalf with the court in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

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