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How Is Possession of a Controlled Substance Different?

It’s important to understand that marijuana possession differs from possession of a controlled substance in Texas. The penalties associated with controlled substances are largely stiffer for controlled substances, which are divided into specific groups. Those groups are:

  • Group 1: Cocaine, heroin, oxycodone, methamphetamine, GHB, ketamine, hydrocodone
  • Group 1A: LSD
  • Group 2: PCP, Ecstasy, MMDA/Molly, mescaline, any Cannabis extractives that are not marijuana
  • Group 3: Xanax, Valium, Ritalin
  • Group 4: Any compound that contains Motofen, Dionine, Buprenorphine or Pyrovalerone

Classification as a felony or misdemeanor depends on the group number of the controlled substance in possession, as well as the amount of the controlled substance in possession. For example, possession of between one and four grams of a controlled substance in Group 1 is a third-degree felony punishable by two to 10 years incarceration and a fine not to exceed $10,000. The penalties vary through each group depending on the amount range. It’s also important to remember that many found in possession of controlled substances do not serve time - especially in cases of first-time offenders in possession of small amounts.