Possession of Prescription Drugs in other than the original dispensed container 2C:35-24
The Law: 2C:35-24. Possession of certain prescription drugs not in the original container.
A person who possesses a controlled dangerous substance that was prescribed or dispensed lawfully may possess it
only in the container in which it was dispensed; except that the person may possess no more than a 10-day supply in
other than the original container if the person produces, upon the request of a law enforcement officer, the name and
address of the practitioner who prescribed the substance or the pharmacist who dispensed it. A person who violates
this section is a disorderly person and is subject to a fine and up to 180 days in jail.
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| Penalties for a Conviction for
Possession of a prescription drugs
NOT in the original container:
- Up to 180 Days in Jail
- Up to $1000 Fine
- 6 months to 2 years loss of
- If charged in school or bus
zone 100 hours of community
In NJ the law is that you must keep your
prescription drugs in the original dispensed
container otherwise you face going to jail for up
to 180 days and pay a fine of up to $1000.00. The
reason for this harsh and strict law is so that law
enforcement can quickly determine who is
allowed and who is not allowed to have
prescription drugs in their possession. This
offense is commonly charged to people traveling
who have put the drugs in another container for
transport. An arrest and conviction for this
offense will subject the offender to a criminal
record, fine and even up to 180 days in jail. We
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