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Schedule IV Drug Possession Fines & Penalties in Wisconsin

Schedule 4 Prescription Drug Possession Carries Heavy Fines & Penalties in WisconsinSchedule 4 Drug Possession in Milwaukee, Waukesha & Madison

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.

History: 1971 c. 2191995 a. 448 ss. 201202477; Stats. 1995 s. 961.19.

Many Schedule 4 substances are prescription drugs, including:

  • Xanax
  • Soma
  • Valium
  • Ambien
  • Tramadol

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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.

If you are facing a schedule 4 possession charge, contact Grieve Law today for a free consultation.
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