Drugs and Penalty Groups in Texas

by Vonnie Clay Dones III on Nov. 16, 2021

Criminal Criminal  Felony Criminal  Misdemeanor 

Summary: Drugs and Penalty Groups in Texas

What drugs are in Penalty Group 1?

The drugs in Penalty Group 1 include 10 different subcategories. Notable drugs included are Cocaine, Heroin, Codeine, Marijuana, Opium, Methamphetamines, Ketamine, Methadone, Oxycodone, Hydrocone, and Methadone. Texas Health & Safety Code Section 481.102 lists each of the Penalty Group 1 Substances.

What drugs are in Penalty Group 1-A?

Notable drugs in the Penalty Group 1-A group are lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and certain other “designer” drugs. Texas Health & Safety Code Section 481.1021 lists each of the Penalty Group 1-A Substances.

What drugs are in Penalty Group 2?

Penalty Group 2 consists of a long list of chemicals, Ecstasy, PCP, Mescaline, Methaqualone, and Amphetamine, but the notable inclusions are PHP and chemicals that are frequently found in “Shrooms” aka “Magic Mushrooms.” Texas Health & Safety Code Section 481.103 lists each of the Penalty Group 2 Substances.

What drugs are in Penalty Group 2-A?

Penalty Group 2-A consists of Cannabinoid derivatives, synthetic cannabinoid. Texas Health & Safety Code Section 481.1031 lists each of the Penalty Group 2-A Substances.

What drugs are in Penalty Group 3?

Penalty Group 3 drugs include notable prescription drugs like Valium, Ritalin, Methylphenidate, Testosterone and other anabolic steroids, Alprazolam (Xanax), Clonazepam (Klonopin, among other brand names), Midazolam (Versed, among other brand names), certain opiates, Peyote and Salvia divinorum.Texas Health & Safety Code Section 481.104 lists each of the Penalty Group 3 Substances.

What drugs are in Penalty Group 4?

Penalty Group 4 drugs includes compounds or mixtures containing Dionine, Motofen, Buprenorphine or Pryovalerone and certain drugs that are legal but might be abused, including Buprenorphine (used in heroin addiction recovery), codeine (used in cough medicines) and various other drugs. Texas Health & Safety Code Section 481.105 lists each of the Penalty Group 4 Substances.

 

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