What Is the Potential Punishment for Possession or Sale of Morphine in Tennessee?


When most people hear the word “drugs” they immediately envision illicit street drugs such as heroin, methamphetamine, or cocaine. While the possession or sale of those drugs is certainly illegal, so is the possession or sale of other controlled substances that are found in prescription medications, such as morphine. If you have been charged with an offense that involves morphine, you likely want to know “What is the potential punishment for possession or sale of morphine in Tennessee?” Tennessee, like all states, has followed the federal example and classified drugs (street or prescription) into categories or “schedules.” Schedule I controlled substances have the highest potential for abuse and have no accepted medical use in the United States. Schedule II controlled substances have a high potential for addiction and abuse and have an accepted, but highly restricted, medical use in the U.S. As the Schedules increase the potential for abuse decreases and the accepted medi
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