Picture this scenario: A high-achieving college freshman is extremely nervous about doing her best at school. The first exams of the semester are nearing. One of the girls in her dorm talks a lot about how much her prescription for ADHD helps her concentrate when studying. Repeatedly, she offers up her pills to others in the dorm, saying she just wants to help.
But getting a drug like Adderall illegally comes at a price – both for the seller and the buyer.
It’s a temptation that has become quite common on college campuses across the country. Prescriptions for Adderall and other ADHD medications are abused when an individual sells pills to another student who thinks it will help them concentrate and get better grades. The health risks, such as heart attack or stroke, are simply not worth it. Neither are the legal consequences.
A recent study showed that the drug had little effect on someone who does not have an attention deficit disorder. As students head back to school, it’s a good time to offer a reminder of the problems with selling Adderall, one of the so-called “study drugs” on campus. Depending on your circumstances, those charged with 5th-degree selling could mean years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. Illegal possession of these substances has similar repercussions. Imagine leaving your classes and life at college to be headed for the penitentiary?
If you have found yourself in this situation, now is the time to get help from an experienced defense attorney. The sooner you talk to your own lawyer about this matter, the better chance you have of obtaining a favorable outcome.