Officer of the Court
Drugs that dull the senses or alter perception. popularly used to describe drugs that cannot be legally possessed, sold, or transported except for medicinal uses for which a physician or dentist’s prescription is required. among these “controlled substances” are heroin, cocaine, l.s.d., opium, methamphetamine (“speed”), angel dust, hashish, and numereous chemically-designed hallucinagenics, as well as drugs with a legitimate medical use such as morphine. dealing in any of these narcotics is a felony (subject to a prison term) under both state and federal laws, although mere use may be a misdemeanor. marijuana is also an illicit narcotic, but possession of small amounts for personal use is a misdemeanor in most states.