Tennessee law categorizes drugs according to a schedule similar to the Federal drug schedules.  The Tennessee drug schedule includes 7 categories (Schedule I – VII). Drugs listed in Schedule I are considered more dangerous and addictive.  They are punished with stiffer penalties in smaller quantities than drugs in Schedules II – VII.  Drugs such as opiates and codeine may appear in multiple schedules due to weight.  Some of the most commonly used illegal drugs are classed as follows:

Schedule I                                                                                           Penalties

Heroin

Morphine Compounds                                                                  if B Felony weight 8-12 years, up to $200K fine

Codeine Compounds                                                                     if A Felony weight 15-25 years, up to $500K fine

LSD

Mescaline/Peyote/Psilocybin (Shrooms)

Ecstacy (MDMA)

Meth

GHB

Qualuudes

 

Schedule II

Cocaine

Codeine                                                                                               If B Felony weight 8-12 years, up to $100K fine

Hydrocodone/Oxycodone

Morphine/Methadone                                                                      If C Felony weight 3-6 years, up to $100K

Opium and Opiates (Raw)

Ritalin

Amphetamine

PCP

Fentanyl

 

Schedule III

Amobarbital/Secobarbital/Pentobarbital

Up to 1.8 grams codeine                                                                  If Class D Felony 2-4 years, up to $50K fine

Up to 50 milligrams morphine

Anabolic Steroids

 

Schedule IV

Flunitrazepam                                                                                   If Class C Felony 3-6 years, up to $100K fine

Difenoxin                                                                                            If Class D Felony 2-4 years, up to $50K fine

Fenfluramine

Ativan

 

Schedule V

Medicines with limited codeine and opium                                If Class E Felony 1-2 years, up to $5K fine

Pregabaline

 

Schedule VI

Marijuana                                                                                           varies from Misdemeanor to all Felony

Hashish                                                                                               levels based on weight

THC

Synthetic THC/MJ products