Schedule IV Drug Possession Fines & Penalties in Wisconsin
Schedule 4 Prescription Drug Possession Carries Heavy Fines & Penalties in Wisconsin
A Schedule 4 Substance in Wisconsin is defined as a substance with “a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence.”
961.19 Schedule IV tests.
(1m) The controlled substances board shall add a substance to schedule IV upon finding that:
(a) The substance has a low potential for abuse relative to substances included in schedule III;
(b) The substance has currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and
(c) Abuse of the substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the substances included in schedule III.
(2m) The controlled substances board may add a substance to schedule IV without making the findings required under sub. (1m) if the substance is controlled under schedule IV of 21 USC 812 (c) by a federal agency as the result of an international treaty, convention or protocol.
Many Schedule 4 substances are prescription drugs, including:
Getting caught possessing these drugs without a prescription in Wisconsin is a Class H felony. This can include a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 6 years in prison.