There exist numerous classifications of narcotic drugs in criminal law. Despite the ability of narcotics to relieve pain by depressing the central nervous system, all narcotics do not affect the body the same way. There are some narcotics that are accepted for medicinal use, while others are described as illegal drugs and substances. For example, “The U.S Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) divides narcotics into scheduled classifications (one through five) based on the potential for abuse and medical use” (Ray & Dhawan, 2010).
Under the US Controlled Substance Act 1990, narcotic drugs are classified in four Schedules.
The required forensic evidence needed to obtain a conviction in a drug case
There are provisions ...