You risk being arrested for possessing a controlled substance without being able to prove that you have a prescription for it.What is the name of your state? MD
I have a prescription for 20mg of Lexapro. I went out of town for the weekend and I put two of my pills in my old prescription container which was for 10mg. Someone told me this is illegal. Is this actually the case?
So these were in my prescription bottle, with medicine name, dr. information, my information, the only difference was the two pills were 20mg instead of 10mg.You can ask your pharmacist to provide you with a small labeled prescription bottle so you don’t have to carry a large container when traveling.
Here is a link to an older thread posted to this forum on carrying prescription drugs in something other than the original labeled container. Although the thread was posted on Michigan laws, there is no difference in the trouble you can get into if stopped by the police.
If you carry your prescribed medication in its original labeled bottle - so if stopped by the police they can verify with your doctor/the pharmacy that you are carrying drugs legally prescribed to you - the risk of an arrest over the drugs is probably unlikely ...So these were in my prescription bottle, with medicine name, dr. information, my information, the only difference was the two pills were 20mg instead of 10mg.
A labeled container is important, then, so that the police (in the event of a stop) can easily identify the medication and confirm the prescription.Just for clarity, Lexapro is an antidepressant. It is not scheduled.
Agreed. I was just letting the forum know what type of prescription we were discussing.A labeled container is important, then, so that the police (in the event of a stop) can easily identify the medication and confirm the prescription.
A problem is more likely to arise when the drugs are not identified. Lexapro pills, for example, resemble Oxycodone pills. The police are not going to guess at what the medication is. They can arrest first, confirm the prescription later.