Very clear, explicit laws on drug abuse exist at the federal, state and local levels in the United States. In this section, the DEA will share information on the specific legal implications for drug abuse charges. Your child has a bright future ahead, and the DEA wants to help you ensure it stays that way. Read more about the legal consequences of drug abuse:
- Jurisdictions, Charges and Penalties - Governments at every level have laws to regulate drugs. Congress has given the Drug Enforcement Administration the responsibility of enforcing the Controlled Substances Act.