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IC § 35-48-4-7 Possession of a Controlled Substance; Obtaining a Schedule V Controlled Substance

(a) A person who, without a valid prescription or order of a practitioner acting in the course of the practitioner’s professional practice, knowingly or intentionally possesses a controlled substance (pure or adulterated) classified in schedule I, II, III, or IV, except marijuana, hashish, salvia, or a synthetic cannabinoid, commits possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor, except as provided in subsection (b).

(b) The offense is a Level 6 felony if the person commits the offense and an enhancing circumstance applies.

(c) A person who, without a valid prescription or order of a practitioner acting in the course of the practitioner’s professional practice, knowingly or intentionally obtains:

(1) more than four (4) ounces of schedule V controlled substances containing codeine in any given forty-eight (48) hour period unless pursuant to a prescription;

(2) a schedule V controlled substance pursuant to written or verbal misrepresentation; or

(3) possession of of a schedule V controlled substance other than by means of a prescription or by means of signing an exempt narcotic register maintained by a pharmacy licensed by the Indiana state board of pharmacy;

commits a Class A misdemeanor.

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