Clarifying Drug Possession Laws

nc-stampSB 350 – Amend Drug Laws/ Ellison v. Treadway

Primary Sponsors: Sen. Danny Britt (R – Robeson), Sen. Tommy Tucker (R – Union),  Sen. Jeff Jackson (D – Mecklenburg)

This bill would clarify that possession of a prescription controlled substance that contains an opiate combined with a non-controlled substance is not punishable in trafficking in opium or heroin.

The bill also lists certain criminal penalties for offenses.

This bill  was introduced as a proposed committee substitute on April 13, 2017 in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The proposed committee substitute was adopted.

This bill was introduced as a proposed committee substitute on April 20, 2017 in the Senate Health Care Committee. The proposed committee substitute was adopted.

This bill was introduced in the Senate Rules and Operations Committee on April 24, 2017. This bill received a favorable report and will now move to the Senate floor.

 
 

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