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controlled substance

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Drug culture
controlled substanceconˌtrolled ˈsubstance noun [countable] law  MDDa drug that is illegal to possess or use without permission from a doctor an arrest for the possession and sale of controlled substances
Examples from the Corpus
controlled substanceThis prescription is for a controlled substance.They were charged with possession of a controlled substance.Anabolic steroids, a controlled substance in the United States since 1988, are not detectable by drug-sniffing canines.Iverson was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of firearms with a controlled substance.Lee was charged with felony sale of controlled substances and possession for sale of a controlled substance.
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