Anabolic steroids produce effects in the human body that are similar to testosterone. They are used by bodybuilders and weightlifters to increase muscle mass. They are also used by athletes as performance enhancers, although they are banned by every significant organization that regulates professional or amateur sports.
Anabolic steroids are easily purchased from internet suppliers and other sources. That does not make them legal. Both federal and Texas law prohibit the unauthorized sale, possession, or administration of anabolic steroids. The purchase of anabolic steroids without a prescription, via the internet or elsewhere and the delivery or sale of this substance by anyone who is not licensed to dispense controlled substances, will result in anabolic steroid charges in Lubbock.
Anabolic steroids have a variety of medical uses, including stimulation of growth and bone marrow production. They can also be used to induce the onset of puberty that has been excessively delayed.
In addition, anabolic steroids are used to combat the symptoms of chronic wasting conditions, including AIDS and cancer. Since anabolic steroids have legitimate medical benefits but are perceived as subject to moderate abuse, they are listed in Schedule III of the Texas Controlled Substances Schedules.
Anabolic Steroid Penalties
Possession of less than an ounce of anabolic steroids for personal use is a misdemeanor. All other anabolic steroid offenses in Lubbock are felonies. Penalties depend upon the crime and the quantity of anabolic steroids involved in the crime.
Anabolic steroids are included in Penalty Group 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act. Consult the Penalty Group 3 article to learn about the penalties that apply to delivery, possession with intent to deliver, manufacturing, or possession of anabolic steroids.
Contact A Lubbock Drug Lawyer
No criminal charge should be taken lightly in Lubbock as convictions can have serious and lasting consequences. If you are facing anabolic steroid charges in Lubbock, you need to fight to protect your future. Contact Hamilton Grant today to begin building the strongest defense possible.