The Texas Controlled Substance Act establishes the guidelines for what constitutes a drug offense. Typically, drug offenses fall into the following categories:
- Possession of marijuana
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Delivery of a controlled substance
- Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver
- Manufacture of a controlled substance
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
According to Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, the following drugs are classified as controlled substances:
- Oxycodone and Hydrocodone
- Ecstasy (MMDA
- PCP and mescaline
- Valium, Xanax and Ritalin
Possession of drug paraphernalia is defined as having:
Any item that can be used as a drug processing, packaging, or consumption mechanism, including scales, spoons, bowls, envelopes, pipes and bongs.
You can also be charged for distribution or possession with intent to distribute drug paraphernalia.