At the beginning of March 2020, several new drugs were added to Oklahoma’s controlled substance list. This list exists in addition to the federal drug list. Any substance on either list is also automatically classified as a controlled substance in Oklahoma. To decrease your risk of a drug conviction, avoid the following new additions to Oklahoma’s controlled substance list.
The Schedule I and II Drugs Added to the List
The following drugs were added to Oklahoma’s controlled substance list:
Language Added to Beginning of Controlled Substance Statute
In addition to the new drugs on Oklahoma’s list, new language has also been added to the beginning of the Schedule I and II sections of the drug statute. This language states that not only are controlled substances restricted, but also any compound, material, or mixture that contains any controlled substance, except “salts, isomers, and salts of isomers” that are possible within specific chemical designation. This language can create tricky situations for some drg defendants in the state. If you need further clarification regarding the statute or your arrest, and experienced drug defense attorney can help.
Defenses to Drug Possession Charges
Oklahoma law enforcement takes the prosecution of drug crimes seriously. Fortunately, several defenses can be raised in response to drug possession charges, regardless of which substance is involved. Some of the various defenses used to respond to drug possession charges include:
Speak with an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer
Being convicted of a drug offense in Oklahoma results in various hardships including large fines, imprisonment, and lasting social stigma. One of the best ways to respond to drug charges is to retain the assistance of an experienced drug defense attorney. Contact attorney Tracy Tiernan today to schedule a free case evaluation.