There are many different types of illegal drugs. And, every drug is not treated the same. As we discussed in our last post, methamphetamine is one type of drug that people can face criminal charges for using or selling. Methamphetamine, in particular, is a Schedule II drug under federal laws. This classification changes the consequences that a person could face if convicted of drug charges. Each drug has a similar classification under federal and state law.
Certain "hard" drugs, have much more serious consequences than others. Charges involving methamphetamine, for example, have much more severe penalties than marijuana charges.