John A. Steakely

Attorney John Steakley is a 1996 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. He began his career as the Special Prosecutor for Drug Crimes for a multi-county, multi-agency drug task force in Tennessee, where he represented the State of Tennessee in thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases in a 5-county judicial district.

How a Single Oxycontin Pill Nearly Ruined One Man's Life

How a Single Oxycontin Pill Nearly Ruined One Man's Life

Most people think of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine when they think of "drugs."  But many of the drug convictions in the US are from possession of prescription drugs.  Because these drugs often fall into the same drug schedules as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, the penalties can be just as devastating.

In Georgia, most people are shocked to learn that it is a crime to have YOUR OWN PRESCRIPTIONS in a container other than the one they came in.  So the next time you are packing for a vacation and don't want to take your entire bottle of pills, think twice before you put a week's supply in a ziplock bag.  Congratulate yourself on becoming a drug "criminal."

Reason.com: How a Single Oxycontin Pill Nearly Ruined One Man's Life

 

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