Excerpt from Attorney Ralph Behr’s Book. Street Smarts- Criminal Law 1.01 – Can I Share My Prescription?

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The law makes no distinction between selling your prescription and giving away a single pill. If you transfer possession of a controlled substance to another person, you are guilty of sale or delivery.

Never offer to or share any pills with anyone. Never permit anyone else to carry your prescription for you. Never send your prescription ahead of you, if you’re traveling and always keep it in the original container from the pharmacy.

If it can be proven that you gave someone a pill, or more than one pill from your prescription you can be charged with delivery or trafficking.

The person who receives it can be charged with possession, trafficking or conspiracy.

If the un-prescribed user were to overdose or have an allergic reaction you can be charged with a crime and sued for damages in civil court.

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