What prescription meds result in a Texas drug possession charge?

The Lone Star State has strict laws concerning controlled substances such as pain relief medication. Without a valid doctor’s prescription, you may find yourself facing a drug possession charge if you are traveling with certain pills or tablets.

Medications for anxiety, steroids, and codeine require a prescription. You need to show proof that a doctor provided them to avoid a charge. Based on the amount found in your possession, the charge could be either a felony or a misdemeanor. As reported by WBOC-TV, up to 28 grams could result in a Class A misdemeanor charge. A larger amount, however, may result in a felony possession charge.

How much of a controlled narcotic or opioid-based medication can I have?

Pharmacists and physicians dispensing prescription pills containing narcotics or opioid compounds must document and limit the amount of each prescription filled. Under the Lone Star State’s monitoring program, law enforcement can access information regarding the amount and details of a prescription.

If found carrying any of these controlled medications in an amount greater than noted in the state monitoring system, you may face a felony charge. Possession of 400 grams or more could lead to a $50,000 fine and between five years and life in prison.

What is the difference between legal and illegal cannabis?

Texas residents may obtain a prescription for medicinal cannabis to help ease the symptoms of numerous diseases and conditions. They can then purchase hemp and cannabidiol products from an authorized state-licensed seller. The products come in an inhaler or oil form for medicinal consumption.

Even if you possess a prescription, however, law enforcement may charge you if you have a cannabis substance in its raw “grass” form. A charge, however, may not always result in a conviction.