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Steroids Law in Louisiana

Common Schedule 3 Drugs

  • Ketamine  – Special k
  • Steroids – Must have a valid prescription from a physician. Otherwise, you could be looking at illegal possession.

Louisiana RS 40:968 – Schedule 3 Drugs

This Louisiana law makes it illegal to knowingly or intentionally produce, manufacture, distribute or dispense or possess with intent to produce, manufacture, distribute, or dispense, a controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule 3.

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Selling Fake Steroids

It is also illegal to create, distribute, or possess with intent to distribute, a counterfeit controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule III.  Therefore, selling fake steroids such as coke and oil in a syringe is a felony in Louisiana.

Penalties for Steroid Possession with Intent to Distribute & Distribution

  • Prison 1 – 10 years
  • Fine $15,000

Penalties for Steroid Possession in Louisiana

  • Prison 1 – 5 years
  • Fine $5,000
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La RS 40:1060.21. Physician Writing Steroid Prescriptions Illegally

The Louisiana law states that a physician, dentist, or veterinarian shall not prescribe, dispense, deliver, or administer an anabolic steroid for human use or cause an anabolic steroid to be administered under his direction or supervision for human use except for a valid medical purpose and when required by demonstrable generally accepted medical indications.

Bodybuilding, muscle enhancement, or increasing muscle bulk or strength through the use of an anabolic steroid by a person who is in good health is not a valid medical purpose. 

Penalty – Felony

Therefore, a doctor could be arrested and charged with a felony punishable for up to 5 years in prison if he is writing steroid prescriptions to bodybuilders just so they can build muscle.  He would also be facing suspension of his license.  

What Steroids Does This Apply To?

Louisiana law defines “Anabolic steroid” as any anabolic steroid or synthetic derivative of testosterone, including but not limited to the following:

            (1) Bodenone.

            (2) Chlorotestosterone.

            (3) Clostebol.

            (4) Chorionic gonadotropin.

            (5) Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone.

            (6) Dihydrotestosterone.

            (7) Drostanolone.

            (8) Ethylestrenol.

            (9) Fluoxymesterone.

            (10) Mesterolone.

            (11) Methandienone.

            (12) Methandranone.

            (13) Methandriol.

            (14) Methandrostenolone.

            (15) Methyltestosterone.

            (16) Mibolerone.

            (17) Nandrolone.

            (18) Norethandrolone.

            (19) Oxandrolone.

            (20) Oxymesterone.

            (21) Oxymetholone.

            (22) Stanolone.

            (23) Stanozolol.

            (24) Testolactone.

            (25) Testosterone.

            (26) Trenbolone.

This law does not apply to anabolic steroids that are expressly intended for administration to livestock or other nonhuman species, that are approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for such use.

Criminal Defense Attorney for Steroid Possession in Louisiana

The Barkemeyer Law Firm defends clients charged steroid possession and distribution in Louisiana. If you need a criminal lawyer for illegal possession of steroids in Baton Rouge or anywhere else in Louisiana, give us a call.  We offer legal representation for clients who were arrested for La RS 40:968 Schedule 3 Drugs. We handle warrants for La RS 40:968 Schedule 3 Drugs as well as bond reductions and bail hearings for La RS 40:968 Schedule 3 Drugs. Our lawyer services include court hearings and trial for illegal steroid possession and illegal steroid distribution. Depending how your case is resolved, we can help with the expungement of the La RS 40:968 Schedule 3 Drugs. Our steroid lawyers in Baton Rouge are available for legal services.


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