Recently, a University of Georgia professor made what might be seen as an extracurricular request to a student who planned to visit another country during spring break. Supposedly, he requested that she purchase prescription medication and bring it back for him. He has since turned himself in to authorities and is facing drug charges.
Often, when one thinks of drug violations and illegal drugs, what comes to mind is marijuana, cocaine and other hardcore drugs. However, being accused of using or distributing prescription drugs, such as steroids, are still serious drug charges and still need a strong defense.
When an individual is charged for a crime related to drugs, the charges and punishment can vary greatly depending on the allegations. If the drug charges include anything related to drug manufacturing or intent to distribute, then it is likely the allegations will be considered a lot more serious.
Not all drug charges involve prohibited substances such as marijuana -- with the exception of medical marijuana in some states -- heroin or cocaine. Some drug charges involve completely legal prescription drugs, but the charges come from how or who is using or possessing the drugs. For example, a person using an ADHD medication prescribed to another person could be charged with possession charges.