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Parents: Your college student's penalties for selling Adderall

College proves to be an exciting time for both parents and students. Newfound freedoms lead to increased responsibility, and this responsibility may include managing prescriptions.

Millions of students suffer from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) across the United States and throughout Florida. A remedy for ADHD symptoms includes Adderall, a form of Amphetamine, and if sold, the seller can receive serious penalties. Not only is the drug popular among those affected by ADHD, the depressive drug is popular among unaffected college students.

Before sending your child off, you want to ensure that he or she knows the risks that selling their Adderall prescription entails. Due to its popularity, your child could face persuasive and desperate students, and they could sell some of the medication to individuals who hope to cram for tests or quickly write papers. If authorities catch your child selling the drug, even for a small price, he or she faces serious federal punishments. Contact an experienced criminal law attorney if your child faces charges, so that you can provide your child the best defense if necessary.

Criminal penalties for selling Adderall

Federal law classifies Adderall as a Schedule II controlled substance. Though it is popularly prescribed by physicians, the prescription still constitutes a drug, and those who illegally sell it may face prosecution.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Adderall has a high potential to be overused, and dependence on the drug is heightened when used by those that do not suffer from ADHD symptoms.

Due to the severity of addiction that Adderall could inflict on illegal users, as well as the fact that Adderall constitutes an Amphetamine, the penalties for selling the drug could include up to $5,000 in fines. Depending on the quantity of Adderall sold and its effects on those who purchased the drug, a court may determine that your child deserves increased penalties.

To avoid conviction or lessen serious federal charges, you want to speak with a criminal defense attorney immediately if your child faces these punishments. Before sending your child to college, you may wish to speak with them about the importance of only using their own prescription medication and indicate the potential, serious penalties for selling Adderall to other students.

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