A guide to Texas drug possession charges and the controversy behind marijuana use

If you read the arrest report in the Mount Pleasant Tribune, it may be difficult for the average law abiding citizen to decipher what certain penalty groups actually are if the drug is not specified in particular. If you’re not an illegal drug user or “smooth criminal,” here’s a quick guide to help you in understanding these legal terms.

Penalty Group 1: Penalty group 1 consists of Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Oxycodone and Hydrocodone (over 300 mgs), and Ketamine a drug which is usually manufactured for street use from equine to cat tranquilizers.

In the late 1990s, when this drug known as “K” on the street gained popularity, veterinarians had to start keeping this drug locked away in order to prevent theft. For most people, pain medication such as Oxycodone and Hydrocodone are used after surgery by those who suffer from chronic pain or a terminal illness.

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