How “Study Pills” can lead to criminal charges

| Mar 3, 2021 | Criminal Defense |

When college students need to study for an exam, it is not uncommon for them to turn to “study pills” that will help them focus.

One of the most common study pills is Adderall, but most students do not have a prescription for it. They acquire it illegally and that is a matter for concern on many campuses.

About Adderall

Adderall helps calm the mind so a student can concentrate on studying. It is often used when an exam is coming up and the student is cramming for it. This is a medication that doctors prescribe for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. It can also help a patient who has a sleep disorder such as narcolepsy.

Where they get it

Some college students have a bonified prescription for study pills like Adderall. However, it is estimated that about two-thirds of those who take this kind of pill get it from friends, roommates or relatives. Anyone who wants study pills can also find people on campus who are selling them. It is easy enough for someone to fake having ADHD to get a prescription. Once he or she has possession of Adderall or a similar drug, the next step is to sell it to other college students in the same way people sell drugs on the street.

Serious repercussions

As a college student, you should know that it is illegal to sell, buy or steal Adderall or similar study pills. Keep in mind that if you do not have a prescription and law enforcement charges you with distribution, trafficking or possession, you face serious penalties. However, you also have rights under the law, and you will want the best outcome possible for your case.