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Search of Acworth Storage Unit Leads to Discovery of Schedule I Narcotics

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Acworth, Ga. - A local man is facing felony drug manufacturing charges after a storage unit in his name led to the discovery of over eighty pounds of psychedelics.

Authorities searched a storage unit that the man was renting in Acworth. They discovered and seized eighty-eight pounds of dimethyltryptamine - otherwise known as DMT.

The storage facility is located off of Dogwood Lane. The pounds of DMT were accompanied by ingredients needed to manufacture DMT as well as the tools required. DMT is classified as a Schedule I narcotic in the state of Georgia. Georgia Law utilizes the Controlled Substances Act which classifies different types of narcotics and controlled substances into different schedules.

  • Schedule I: drugs with no accepted medical use but a high potential for abuse.
  • Schedule II: drugs with accepted medical uses (most often for pain management) under severe restriction which still possess a high potential for abuse and psychological or physical dependence.
  • Schedule III: drugs with accepted medical uses with a lower chance of abuse and low to moderate potential for dependence.
  • Schedule IV: drugs with accepted medical uses and a lower chance of abuse with limited potential for dependence.
  • Schedule V: drugs accepted for medical use but with the lowest potential for abuse and dependence.

As a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney, I will cover what qualifies as a Schedule I controlled substance in today's post as well as the law that surrounds possession of that level of narcotic in the state of Georgia.

Schedule I Controlled Substances in Georgia

There are hundreds of controlled substances that are classified as Schedule I controlled substances in Georgia. Schedule I Drugs are the most serious classification of controlled substances. Each one is considered highly addictive and has no medical use. The list of substances can be found in O.C.G.A. §16-13-25.

O.C.G.A. §16-13-30 (a) makes it illegal for: any person to purchase, possess, or have under his or her control any controlled substance.

A conviction for a charge of Schedule I Drug Possession in Georgia will be treated as a felony conviction. However, the punishment ranges depending on the amount of the drug.

If the weight of the mixture is less than one gram of a solid or one milliliter of a liquid substance, then the punishment will be a prison term between one and three years. If the mixture is at least one gram but less than four grams, then the penalty is a prison term between one and eight years. If the weight is between four grams and twenty-eight grams, then the prison term can be between one and fifteen years.

Practice Note

Drug Offenses in Georgia are handled very seriously. If arrested, call us now.

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