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What are Analogues?

Controlled substance analogues, also known as “designer drugs,” have chemical structures substantially similar to those of controlled substances in schedule I or II and have stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effects on the central nervous system that are substantially similar to or greater than the stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effects of controlled substances in schedule I or II (U.S. Code 21 USC 802(32)).  Schedule I and II drugs include ecstasy, cocaine, and heroin.

Analogue drugs were initially created to replace drugs that were deemed illegal by the federal government.  Users wanted to experience the same effects of an illegal drug without being charged with a drug crime.  In response, Congress passed the Controlled Substance Analogue Enforcement Act in 1986, which made the use, possession, and delivery/manufacture of analogue drugs illegal.

Common examples of analogue drugs include:

  • Vicodin
  • OxyContin
  • Valium
  • Xanax

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Possession of Analogues in Michigan | Possession of Analogues Lawyer

In the state of Michigan, the possession of any controlled substance or illegal prescription drug is a felony offense.  Pursuant to Michigan Public Health Code section 333.7403(1), “A person shall not knowingly or intentionally possess a controlled substance, a controlled substance analogue, or a prescription form unless the controlled substance, controlled substance analogue, or prescription form was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of the practitioner’s professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by this article.”

Criminal Penalties | Possession of Analogues Lawyer

Penalties for being in possession of an analogue include imprisonment of up to two years, fines and costs of up to $2,000, or both.

These penalties may be enhanced depending on factors such as the location of the offense committed and prior drug convictions.  Michigan law requires enhanced penalties if you were in possession of a controlled substance in close proximity of a school, park, or library.  Michigan law also requires enhanced penalties if you are a habitual or repeat offender.

Additionally, being in possession of a controlled substance analogue often results in driver’s license suspension.  Driver’s licenses can be suspended for drug convictions even if you were not driving at the time the offense was committed.  If there are one or more prior drug convictions within the last seven years, your driver’s license may be suspended for one year.  If there are no prior drug convictions, your driver’s license may be suspended for six months.

Being in possession of these types of medications without a valid prescription is a serious drug crime.  If you have been accused or charged with this offense, Need a Possession of Analogues Lawyer | Michigan Drug Crime Attorneys call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message. Located in Troy, MI.