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ARRESTED IN NC FOR FENTANYL (ACTIQ, DURAGESIC, FENTORA)
Fentanyl is an opioid medication, and can be used as part of anesthesia. This can avoid pain after surgery, or even other medical procedures. However, one must not use this if he or she is found allergic to fentanyl or other narcotic pain medicines.
In fact, it is very important that doctors are there to monitor anyone receiving a fentanyl injection, as this is only needed in very specific circumstances. If symptoms such as bluish lips or skin; difficulty with breathing; chest pain; shortness of breath; or muscle stiffness after fentanyl injection or medication, then one must check with doctors right away.
However, it appears fentanyl has not been placed into any official Schedule yet. It is however temporarily assigned as a Schedule I prescription drug. Readers may want to remember that there are certain penalties for possessing certain prescription drugs without doctor’s prescription.
Schedule I drugs include drugs like LSD, heroin and ecstasy. This is a Class I felony and can carry a potential of three (3) to eight (8) months in the state prison system. This may also have its respective fines.
Those who would like to know more about the specifics of crimes in North Carolina may contact lawyers and legal experts from nearby courts for consultations.