A dangerous drug is any substance that requires a doctor’s prescription and isn’t considered a controlled substance. Examples of dangerous drugs are Xanax and Valium. However, the most addictive drugs fall into the category of controlled substances and include heroin, methamphetamine, and morphine.
Possession of a dangerous drug can lead to fines and incarceration and can be considered a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the situation.
Possession of less than 28 grams of any combination of dangerous drugs is considered a Class A misdemeanor in Texas. A conviction could lead to a maximum fine of $4,000, suspension of your driver’s license for 6 months, and up to one year in county jail.
A felony charge would include possession of 28 grams or more of any combination of dangerous drugs. The penalties vary depending on the amount of drugs you’re charged within your possession.