Yes, using or possessing another person’s prescription medication is illegal in New Jersey.
Penalties vary based on the quantity of pills in your possession, the type of drug, and what police believe your ultimate intent was with the medication.
If they believe you intended to sell a bottle full of a narcotic pain reliever, you’ll face a much harsher sentence than if you ingested a friend’s Adderall while studying for a test.
Illegal possession of fewer than five pills of prescribed medications is a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey, while five pills and higher is a Fourth Degree Crime subject to 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Don’t risk your future by trying to play nice with the prosecution and hoping for the best.
Attorney Matthew Reisig knows how to fight back against prescription drug charges. Call 732-625-9661 today.