Klonopin (Clonazepam) Possession
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Criminal Penalties for Possession of Klonopin
Klonopin is a Class C substance. Anyone found guilty of illegal possession of Klonopin faces penalties under Massachusetts law: Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94C outlines the penalties for illegal possession of this drug. Klonopin (also known as clonazepam) is designated a Class C Substance in Massachusetts. A conviction for illegal possession of Klonopin carries the following penalties:
- 1st Offense: Up to 1 year in a House of Corrections and/or a fine of up to $1,000. An additional fine of $150 to $500. Loss of drivers license for 1 year.
- 2nd Offense: Up to 2 years in a House of Corrections or County Jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000. An additional fine of $150 to $500. Loss of drivers license for 1 year.
Drug Facts About Klonopin (Clonazepam)
Klonopin is a Benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines, also known as ‘benzos’, are considered tranquilizers and they are mainly used to treat anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, seizures and alcohol withdrawal. Benzos act on the central nervous systems causing several effects including: anxiolytic effects (anxiety relief); hypnotic effects (promotes sleep); anticonvulsant effects, and sedating effects.
Street Names: Klonopin has several known street names. The most common names are KPin, Pin, K and super valium.
26.9 million Klonopin prescriptions were filled in 2011. Klonopin is typically prescribed for its anti-anxiety, sedating, muscle relaxant, and anti-convulsant effects. It is most commonly prescribed to treat anxiety, epilepsy and insomnia. Klonopin (also known as Clonazepam) is one of the top three prescriptions drugs sold on the black market. In 2011 there was over 10,000 Klonopin reports from Federal, state and local forensic crime laboratories. There were over 62,000 Klonopin related emergency room visits in 2010.
Side effects of Klonopin
- difficulty thinking or remembering
- blurred vision
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