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Yes, using someone else’s medications can lead to drug charges

| Mar 2, 2021 | Drug Charges

You may have taken a few pills of a medication your friend or family member is on just to try them out. You might have run out of your own that are the same and took a couple until you could get your own refill. Whatever the reason was that you took someone else’s prescription medication, you should remember that what you did was not legal.

No person is allowed to possess, dispense, deliver or sell a prescription drug that is not theirs. Even with a prescription, it is only legal to possess and use the medication for themselves or the person who is listed on the medication’s label.

If you have medications that are not yours in your possession and intended to use them or sell them, then you could face charges.

Is it legal to deliver medications to a friend or family member?

Usually, it’s totally legal to deliver medications to a friend or family member if you have permission to do so. To support your case in the event of an arrest, you should ask your friend or family member to speak as your witness. Prior to picking up any medications for another person, it’s a good idea to have them call the pharmacist or to list that you’re going to be the pick-up person. This will give you additional supporting documentation should you need it.

Medications are restricted, and only those with prescriptions should be using them. If you’re caught with drugs that aren’t yours and are accused of a drug crime, you need to take steps to defend yourself.

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