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is the possession of 300 ectasy pills a federal offense and

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is the possession of 300 ectasy pills a federal offense and if so what section of law does it violate
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 7 years ago.
Hi Plemole,

Thank you for using Just Answer. Under Title 21, United States Code, Section 812(c), ecstasy, or MDMA, is a schedule I controlled substance, which means that the federal government has deemed that it has no medicinal value and a high potential for abuse. 21 U.S.C. 844 prohibits the simple possession of controlled substances. However, 300 pills would probably not be considered simple possession - more likely, it would be subject to the harsher penalties for possession with intent to distribute.
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