North Carolina Schedule II Drugs

What are Schedule II drugs in North Carolina? Schedule II controlled substances are categorized as drugs with a high potential for abuse, with their use potentially leading to psychological or physical dependence. Although dangerous, these drugs do have limited and accepted medical purposes. So if prescribed, you could possess and use a Schedule II drug for the prescribed limited purpose. In North Carolina under North Carolina general statute 90-95(a)(3), the penalty for possession of a Schedule II differs on the amount and type of drug. For instance, cocaine is the most commonly charged Schedule II controlled substance in Raleigh, and possession of any amount can be punished as a Class I felony, while possession of most other Schedule II controlled substances are only misdemeanors. But if you have 28 grams or more of cocaine, you can be charged with trafficking in cocaine and face a minimum sentence of 35 months up to 219 months in prison. Otherwise, possession of cocaine with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver is punished as a Class H felony. And if you intentionally maintain a dwelling, vehicle or other place to store, use or sell a [Schedule] II convicted substance, you could be convicted of a Class I felony as well. The most common Schedule II controlled substances charged in North Carolina are cocaine, morphine, methadone, Adderall, Ritalin and Dilaudid.