Fort Wayne Attorney Defends Clients from Oxycodone Charges
Experienced representation in Indiana for unlawful possession or sale
Unauthorized possession or sale of the drug oxycodone in any form is a crime under federal law and the laws of all 50 states. If you are arrested for oxycodone in Indiana, you face vigorous prosecution and stiff penalties. You may also suffer a loss of reputation as an illicit drug user, even though thousands of Americans use the same drug legally with a prescription. Under these circumstances, you need the kind of aggressive defense representation we provide at the Law Offices of Ryan E. Lackey. We challenge the prosecutor’s case against you on all points possible, as we work diligently toward a successful resolution.
Understanding oxycodone, Percocet, Roxi, and Oxy
Oxycodone is a synthesized opiate used to relieve moderate to severe pain, especially in postoperative patients. Oxycodone is found in a number of prescription opioids, such as:
- OxyContin (Oxy)
- Roxiprin (Roxi)
- Targiniq ER
Oxycodone was created in Germany in 1916 and touted as a nonaddictive substitute for heroin, which was banned in the United States in 1924. It was introduced to America in 1939, and the drug Percodan, a combination of aspirin and oxycodone, was released in 1950. By 1963, the attorney general of California would cite Percodan abuse as the source of one-third of all drug abuse in the state. In 1970, oxycodone was named a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance under the Controlled Substances Act. In 1974, Percocet gained FDA approval and in 1996, Perdue Pharma released OxyContin, the first pure oxycodone drug. This led to a huge spike in treatment for opioid addiction throughout the United States.
Oxycodone did not fulfill its promise as a nonaddictive heroin substitute. In fact, its addictive properties, its euphoric effect and its popularity in rural areas have led to its being dubbed “hillbilly heroin.”
Because oxycodone is a Schedule II substance, penalties for possessing and dealing in the drug are the same as those associated with codeine, cocaine and methamphetamine.
Get results-oriented criminal defense counsel for oxycodone charges in Fort Wayne
If you’ve been arrested for oxycodone, you face an ordeal that could cost your freedom and your reputation. To get the best results possible, you need skilled defense from a knowledgeable attorney. Call the Law Offices of Ryan E. Lackey today at 260-209-1666 or contact our Fort Wayne office online.