Oxycodone is an opioid pain medication. It is sometimes called a narcotic because of its ability to treat moderate to severe pain. However, it is not recommended to use this drug if a person has asthma and breathing problems, as this can slow down and even stop breathing.
In North Carolina, Oxycodone is a Schedule II controlled substance. This means there are various crimes that an individual may be able to get charged with when they are found doing a variety of things with Oxycodone consult to a drug crime attorney for it consensuses.
A person is guilty of this offense is if they possess Oxycodone. It does not have to be found on the person, for as long as the person is seen to have control over the area where the material has been found. This is a Class 1 misdemeanor. However, if the quantity exceeds a hundred tablets, capsules or units, then the violation becomes a Class I felony.
Sale or Delivery
A person is guilty of this offense if he or she has actually transferred Oxycodone to another person. Sake of Oxycodone is considered as a Class G felony. However, delivery of the material is considered a Class H felony.
A person is guilty of this offense if they knowingly manufacture Oxycodone. This includes parts of the process such as the production, preparation, processing, packaging and labeling the product. This is punishable as a Class H felony.
Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver
A person is guilty of this offense if they knowingly possess the material with the intent to either manufacture, sell or deliver this to others. This is considered as a Class H felony.
A person is guilty of this offense if a person knowingly:
- sell, manufacture, deliver, transport, or possess; or
- conspire to sell, manufacture, deliver, transport, or possess;
Opium or any mixture containing opium or heroin to another person (if the person sells or delivers), and the quantity of opiates or mixture containing opiates is:
- 4 grams or more, but less than 14 grams; or
- 14 grams or more, but less than 28 grams; or
- 28 grams or more
This is punished depending on the quantity that is being operated upon:
- If a person manufactures, delivers, transports or possesses in excess of four (4) grams but less than 14 grams, then they are guilty of a Class F felony.
- This is considered a Class E felony if a person has more than 14 grams but less than 28 grams. This carries a maximum sentence of 120 months, with a minimum of 90, and a fine of $100,000.
- This is considered a Class C felony if they do this with more than 28 grams. This carries a minimum to maximum sentence of 225 to 282 months, and at least a $500,000 fine.