Drug Classifications

Drug Classifications

Drugs in Massachusetts are classified under 5 different substance classes, each with its own variations of laws, charges, and sentencing guidelines, often with mandatory minimum and maximum incarceration times if convicted. At Bellotti Law Group, our experienced defense attorneys have successfully defended clients charged with all levels of drug offenses. We work diligently to minimize the damage that drug charges inflict in your life by trying to obtain dismissal or charges or reduced sentences for you.

To see the difference that our experienced Boston area defense lawyers can make in your case, contact us as soon as possible to arrange a consultation.

Drug Classification Chart

Below is a chart that shows how many substances that are commonly involved in drug offenses are classified in Massachusetts.

Class A

  • Heroin
  • Morphine
  • Opiates
  • GHB
  • Ketamine (Special K)

Class B

  • Cocaine
  • Oxycontin
  • Oxycodone (Percocet)
  • LSD
  • Ecstasy/MDMA
  • Methamphetamines (Meth)
  • Amphetamines (Speed)

Class C

  • Valium
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Anexia)
  • Mushrooms
  • Hallucinogens

Class D

  • Marijuana
  • Small doses of prescription narcotics

Class E

  • Small doses of prescription narcotics containing codeine, opium, or morphine (Tylenol)
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Bellotti Law Group, P.C. serves Greater Boston, Cambridge, Quincy, Braintree, the South Shore, and all of Massachusetts. Our offices are located in Boston, Cambridge and Quincy. Contact us today at 617-225-2100. You can also contact us through our online form and we will promptly respond.

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