The Texas Controlled Substances Act was enacted in 1989 to regulate controlled
substances in Texas. This act mandates who regulates and classifies controlled
susbstances in Texas. First, the Act defines a controlled substance as
a "substance, including a drug, an adulterant, and a dilutant, listed
in Schedules I through V or Penalty Groups 1, 1-A, or 2 through 4."
It is very, very important to remember that this "term includes the
aggregate weight of any mixture, solution, or other substance containing
a controlled substance." The reason that the Texas Legislature included
this term was to allow prosecution of a person who possesses a controlled
substance based on total weight--and the courts, prosecution, and jury
do not have to be concerned with how much of the drug is actually a controlled
substance or adulterants or dilutants.
If you have been charged with
possession of a controlled substance, contact a
Dallas drug crimes lawyer.