New York Penal law defines almost all drug offenses in Article 220. The only drug that is not found in article 220 of the Penal Law is marihuana, which is found in Penal Law Article 221. See our Marihuana FAQ tab for more information on that specific drug. New York classifies controlled substances into broader categories including:

  • Narcotics
  • Narcotic Preparations
  • Hallucinogens
  • Stimulants
  • Depressants
  • Methamphetamine

These fall under the broad category of “controlled substances”. All these drugs are listed in Schedule I, II, III, IV, or V of New York Public Health Law §3306 and are considered controlled substances.