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.” Many Schedule 4 substances are prescription drugs, including:
Getting caught in possession of these drugs without a prescription in Wisconsin is a Class H felony. If you are convicted, you face a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 6 years in prison.
How Wisconsin law views Schedule IV prescription drugs
Wisconsin Statute 961.19 “Schedule IV tests” outlines the characteristics of a Schedule IV drug. Basically, they are drugs with a lot potential for abuse (compared to other substances); have accepted medical use; and may lead to limited physical or psychological dependence.