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it means you are being charged with a misdemeanor crime. the Code reads as follows
(a) Except as authorized by law and as otherwise provided insubdivision (b) or Section 11375, or in Article 7 (commencing withSection 4211) of Chapter 9 of Division 2 of the Business andProfessions Code, every person who possesses any controlled substancewhich is (1) classified in Schedule III, IV, or V, and which is nota narcotic drug, (2) specified in subdivision (d) of Section 11054,except paragraphs (13), (14), (15), and (20) of subdivision (d), (3)specified in paragraph (11) of subdivision (c) of Section 11056, (4)specified in paragraph (2) or (3) of subdivision (f) of Section11054, or (5) specified in subdivision (d), (e), or (f) of Section11055, unless upon the prescription of a physician, dentist,podiatrist, or veterinarian, licensed to practice in this state,shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for a period ofnot more than one year or in the state prison.
you should consider consulting with a local attorney to assist you in court, or see if you qualify for the assistance by a public defender, since there is a possible jail time involved. i cannot explain the letters you were given, but a local attorney will be able to have that matter evaluated for validity
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