Controlled Substances

Texas law stipulates that possession of a controlled substance is punishable by a range of confinement dependent on the amount of the substance found in a defendant’s possession. Defined by the Texas Health & State Code section 481.101 through section 481.118, each controlled substance is given a penalty group as well as a punishment classification and a confinement range. Also, each offense allows for probation.

We’ve put together the following table with all of the controlled substances in Texas, along with the different penalty groups, punishment classifications, and confinement range for each substance and its associated discovery amount (in grams) as a way to make it easy to find and understand the law tied to each substance.

Drug Charges Chart

Drug (Amount)Penalty GroupPunishment ClassificationConfinement Range
Buprenorphine (Less than 28 grams)4Class A MisdemeanorUp to 1 year jail
Buprenorphine (28-200 grams)43rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Buprenorphine (200-400 grams)42nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Buprenorphine (400 grams or more41st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Cocaine (Less than 1 gram)1State Jail Felony180 days 2 years state jail
Cocaine (1-4 grams)13rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Cocaine (4-200 grams)12nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Cocaine(200-400 grams)11st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Cocaine (400 grams or more)1Enhanced 1st Degree Felony10-99 years TDC
Ecstasy (Less than 1 gram)2State Jail Felony180 days 2 years state jail
Ecstasy (1-4 grams)23rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Ecstasy (4-400 grams)22nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Ecstasy (over 400 grams)21st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Heroine (Less than 1 gram)1State Jail Felony180 days 2 years state jail
Heroine (1-4 grams)13rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Heroine (4-200 grams)12nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Heroine (200-400 grams)11st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Heroine (400 grams or 1 more)1Enhanced 1st Degree Felony10-99 years TDC
Hydrocodone under 300 mg (Less than 28 grams)3Class A MisdemeanorUp to 1 year jail
Hydrocodone under 300 mg (28-200 grams)33rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Hydrocodone under 300 mg (200-400 grams)32nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Hydrocodone under 300 mg (400 grams or more)31st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Hydrocodone over 300 mg (Less than 1 gram)1State Jail Felony180 days 2 years state jail
Hydrocodone over 300 mg (1-4 grams)13rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Hydrocodone over 300 mg (4-200 grams)12nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Hydrocodone over 300 mg (200-400 grams)11st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Hydrocodone over 300 mg (400 grams or more)1Enhanced 1st Degree Felony10-99 years TDC
Ketamine (Less than 1 gram)1State Jail Felony180 days 2 years state jail
Ketamine (1-4 grams)13rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Ketamine (4-200 grams)12nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Ketamine(200-400 grams)11st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Ketamine (400 grams or more)1Enhanced 1st Degree Felony10-99 years TDC
LSD (Less than 20 units)1aState Jail Felony180 days 2 years state jail
LSD (20-80 units)1a3rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
LSD (80-4,000 units)1a2nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
LSD (4,000-8,000 units)1a1st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
LSD (8,000 units or more)1aEnhanced 1st Degree Felony10-99 years TDC
Marijuana (Less than 2 oz.)N/AClass B MisdemeanorUP to 180 days jail
Marijuana (2-4 oz.)N/AClass A MisdemeanorUp to 1 year jail
Marijuana (4 oz.5 lbs.)N/AState Jail Felony180 days 2 years state jail
Marijuana (550 lbs.)N/A3rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Marijuana (502,000 lbs.)N/A2nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Marijuana (2,000 lbs. or more)N/A1st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Marinol (Less than 1 gram)2State Jail Felony180 days 2 years state jail
Marinol (1-4 grams)23rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Marinol (4-400 grams)22nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Marinol (400 grams or more)21st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Mescaline (Less than 1 gram)2State Jail Felony180 days 2 years state jail
Mescaline (1-4 grams)23rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Mescaline (4-400 grams)22nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Mescaline (400 grams or more)21st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Methamphetamine (Less than 1 gram)1State Jail Felony180 days 2 years state jail
Methamphetamine (1-4 grams)13rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Methamphetamine (4-200 grams)12nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Methamphetamine (200-400 grams)11st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Methamphetamine (400 grams or more)1Enhanced 1st Degree Felony10-99 years TDC
Morphine (Less than 28 grams)4Class A MisdemeanorUp to 1 year jail
Morphine (20-200 grams)43rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Morphine (200-400 grams)42nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Morphine (400 grams or more)41st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Motofen (Less than 28 grams)4Class A MisdemeanorUp to 1 year jail
Motofen (28-200 grams)43rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Motofen (200-400 grams)42nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Motofen (400 grams or more)41st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Oxycodone (Less than 1 gram)1State Jail Felony180 days 2 years state jail
Oxycodone (1-4 grams)13rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Oxycodone (4-200 grams)12nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Oxycodone (200-400 grams)11st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Oxycodone (400 grams or more)1Enhanced 1st Degree Felony10-99 years TDC
PCP (Less than 1 gram)2State Jail Felony180 days 2 years state jail
PCP (1-4 grams)23rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
PCP (4-400 grams)22nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
PCP (400 grams or more)21st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Pyrovalerone (Less than 28 grams)4Class A MisdemeanorUp to 1 year jail
Pyrovalerone (28-200 grams)43rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Pyrovalerone (200-400 grams)42nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Pyrovalerone (400 grams or more)41st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Ritalin (Less than 28 grams)3Class A MisdemeanorUp to 1 year jail
Ritalin (28-200 grams)33rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Ritalin (200-400 grams)32nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Ritalin (400 grams or more)31st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Valium (Less than 28 grams)3Class A MisdemeanorUp to 1 year jail
Valium (28-200 grams)33rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Valium (200-400 grams)32nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Valium (400 grams or more)31st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC
Xanex (Less than 28 grams)3Class A MisdemeanorUp to 1 year jail
Xanex (28-200 grams)33rd Degree Felony2-10 years TDC
Xanex (200-400 grams)32nd Degree Felony2-20 years TDC
Xanex (400 grams or more)31st Degree Felony5-99 years TDC