DEA: Drugs are Schedule 1 drugs article DEA is the agency that enforces the Controlled Substances Act.
The DEA classifies some substances under Schedule 1, meaning they have a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use and a low potential for medical use.
They have to be treated with extreme caution.
In this case, the DEA was looking for an illicit drug called D-amphetamine, which is considered to have a “high potential for misuse and abuse.”
It was seized at the border by the DEA.
D-amphetamine has a low abuse potential and is considered an important precursor for synthetic drugs like ecstasy.
It is also a stimulant.
But according to a DEA report, D-amphetamines can be deadly to someone who uses them, particularly those who have underlying mental illnesses.
The DEA classifications aren’t always the same.
If a substance is classified as Schedule 1 and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has no other information about it, it is considered a controlled substance.
Schedule 1 substances are substances that are illegal to possess, produce, manufacture, distribute, transport, and use in any form.
The list includes marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, and LSD.