Virginia Schedule II Drugs

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In most drug cases in Virginia, the “Schedule” each specific illegal substance belongs to will prove to be one of the main inquiries which a Virginia criminal attorney will address when performing a case evaluation or analysis. It should also be considered by your Virginia or local Fairfax Criminal Defense Lawyer when formulating a “theory” of the case (the phrase our Fairfax Defense Law Firm uses to refer to a case’s primary argument and strategic approach.

Virginia Schedule II drugs i include many prescriptions: oxycodone and hydrocodone to name a couple. These may also be known to some people by their brand names, Percocet and Vicodin respectively. Some Virginia Schedule II drugs may surprise readers and researchers: opium extracts are Schedule II, but so is the relatively mild opiate, “Codeine” (Codeine is used in some prescription cough syrups).

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If you have been charged with a drug-related offense in Virginia and would like to read more about specific drug charges, our main drug crime page may be of interest. For other Scheduled drugs in Virginia, our Schedule I, Schedule III, Schedule IV, Schedule V, and Schedule VI pages similarly list the drugs included.

Virginia Schedule II Opium and opiates

Not including

  • apomorphine,
  • thebaine-derived butorphanol,
  • dextrorphan,
  • nalbuphine,
  • nalmefene,
  • naloxone naltrexone

but including the following:

  • Raw opium;
  • Opium extracts;
  • Opium fluid extracts;
  • Powdered opium;
  • Granulated opium;
  • Tincture of opium;
  • Codeine;
  • Dihydroetorphine;
  • Ethylmorphine;
  • Etorphine hydrochloride;
  • Hydrocodone;
  • Hydromorphone;
  • Metopon;
  • Oripavine (3-O-demethylthebaine or 6,7,8,14-tetradehydro-4,
  • 5-alpha-epoxy-6-methoxy-17-methylmorphinan-3-ol);
  • Morphine;
  • Oxycodone;
  • Oxymorphone;
  • Thebaine.
  • Any substance “chemically equivalent” . . . with any of the substances referred  to in this subsection, but not including isoquinoline alkaloids of opium.
  • Opium poppy and poppy straw.
  • Coca leaves [or chemical equivalent], but not including “decocainized” coca leaves or extractions which do not contain cocaine or ecgonine; cocaine or any salt or isomer thereof.
  • Concentrate of poppy straw (phenanthrene alkaloids)

Additional VA Schedule II Opiates

  • Alfentanil;
  • Alphaprodine;
  • Anileridine;
  • Bezitramide;
  • Bulk dextropropoxyphene (nondosage forms);
  • Carfentanil;
  • Dihydrocodeine;
  • Diphenoxylate;
  • Fentanyl;
  • Isomethadone;
  • Levo-alphacetylmethadol (levo-alpha-acetylmethadol) (levomethadyl acetate) (LAAM);
  • Levomethorphan;
  • Levorphanol;
  • Metazocine;
  • Methadone;
  • Methadone – Intermediate, 4-cyano-2-dimethylamino-4, 4-diphenyl butane;
  • Moramide – Intermediate, 2-methyl-3-morpholino-1, 1-diphenyl-propane-carboxylicacid;
  • Pethidine (other name: meperidine);
  • Pethidine – Intermediate – A, 4-cyano-1-methyl-4-phenylpiperidine;
  • Pethidine – Intermediate – B, ethyl-4-phenylpiperidine-4-carboxylate;
  • Pethidine – Intermediate – C, 1-methyl-4-phenylpiperidine-4-carboxylic acid;
  • Phenazocine;
  • Piminodine;
  • Racemethorphan;
  • Racemorphan;
  • Remifentanil;
  • Sufentanil;
  • Tapentadol.

Virginia Schedule II Stimulants

  • Amphetamine, its salts, optical isomers
  • Phenmetrazine and its salts
  • Any substance which contains any quantity of methamphetamine
  • Methylphenidate
  • Lisdexamfetamine

Virginia Schedule II Depressants

  • Amobarbital;
  • Glutethimide;
  • Secobarbital;
  • Pentobarbital;
  • Phencyclidine.

Virginia Schedule II Hallucinogenic

  • Nabilone.

Virginia Schedule II Immediate precursors

to amphetamine and methamphetamine:

  • Phenylacetone.


  • 1-phenylcyclohexylamine;
  • 1-piperidinocyclohexanecarbonitrile (other name: PCC).
  • c. Immediate precursor to fentanyl:
  • 4-anilino-N-phenethyl-4-piperidine (ANPP).


[i] § 54.1-3448. Virginia Schedule II.

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Brenton D. Vincenzes is a lifelong Fairfax County resident and Fairfax Criminal Defense Lawyer. He is a member of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National College of DUI Defense, NORML, and has been awarded the following in 2014-15: Top 100 Trial Lawyer (National Trial Lawyers) Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer (National Trial Lawyers) Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Defense Attorney (National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys) 10 Best in Client Satisfaction for Criminal Defense (American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys) Nationally Ranked Top 1% Attorney Award Recipient (National Association of Distinguished Counsel) As a local leader, Mr. Vincenzes mentors troubled youths, volunteers his time to serve at his church, takes select pro bono clients, and strives to improve the community. Mr. Vincenzes represents men, women, and juveniles through zealous and diligent advocacy, strategic planning, and skilled trial work preparation. Mr. Vincenzes' areas of criminal law practice are broad, and include most felonies and misdemeanors such as: reckless driving, DUI & DWI, drug offenses, assault and battery, domestic violence, assault on an officer, destruction of property, alcohol offenses, firearm offenses, larceny, shoplifting, embezzlement, fraud, and other theft offenses, and moving traffic violations among others. His private legal services are available in most Northern Virginia jurisdictions, including Fairfax County, Arlington County, Prince William County, Loudoun County, Stafford County, Alexandria, Manassas, Leesburg, South Riding, and other cities and towns.

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