Safety and Security | Drugs

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

According to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, colleges are required to comply with certain regulations in order to receive government funds, including financial aid, National Science Foundation grants, etc.

We must inform you of the following:

  1. Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on College property or as part of the College’s activities. College regulations which address these issues are printed in the Student Handbook which is available online at www.ripon.edu/handbook.
  2. A description of the applicable legal sanctions under State or Federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol.
    A copy of the Federal sanctions has been included with this notice for your information.
  3. A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol.
    The chart of risks presented in the Federal Registry has been included with this notice for
    your information.
  4. A description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment or rehabilitation or re-entry programs that are available to students. Information about these topics is available in the Student Handbook.
  5. The following is the Ripon College position on illicit drugs and alcohol:
    Ripon College will impose disciplinary sanctions on students and employees (consistent with
    local, state and federal law) for violations of the standards of conduct. These sanctions are
    identified in the Student Handbook and include the possibility of suspension or dismissal from
    the College or referral for prosecution. In addition, a disciplinary sanction may include the
    completion of an appropriate rehabilitation program. The College reserves the right to notify
    parents/guardians of students’ alcohol policy violations.

Federal Penalties and Sanctions for Illegal Trafficking and Possession of a Controlled Substance

Federal Trafficking Penalties (As of January 1, 1996)
Controlled Substances Act Schedule 1st Offense 2nd Offense Quantity Drug Quantity 1st Offense 2nd Offense
I and II *Not less than 5 years. Not more than 40 years*If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years or more than life

*Fine of not more than $2 million individual, $5 million other than individual

*Not less than 10 years. Not more than life*If death or serious injury, not less than life

*Fine of not more than $4 million individual $10 million other than individual

10-99 gm pure or 100-999 gm mixture
100-999 gm mixture
500-4,999 gm mixture
5-49 gm mixture
10-99 gm pure or 100-999 gm mixture
1-9 gm mixture
40-399 gm mixture
10-99 gm mixture
Metham- phetamine
Heroin
Cocaine
Cocaine Base
PCP
LSD
Fetanyl
Fentanyl Analogue
100 gm or more pure of 1 kg or more mixture
1 kg or more mixture
5 kg or more mixture
50 gm or more mixture
100 gm or more pure or 1 kg or more mixture
10 gm or more mixture
400 gm or more mixture
100 gm or more mixture
*Not less than 10 years. Not more than life.*If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years or more than life.

*Fine of not more than $4 million individual, $10 million other than individual

*Not less than 20 years. Not more than life*If death or serious injury, not less than life

*Fine of not more than $8 million individual, $20 million other than individual.

Controlled Substances Act Schedule Drug Quantity 1st Offense 2nd Offense
I and II Others (law does not include marijuana, hashish, or hash oil) Any Any *Not more than 20 years*If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life

*Fine $1 million individual, $5 million not individual

*Not more than 30 years*If death or serious injury, life

*Fine $2 million individual, $10 million not individual

III All (included in Schedule III are anabolic steroids, codeine and hydrocodone with aspirin or Tylenol®, and some barbiturates) Any *Not more than 5 years*Fine not more than $250,000 individual, $1 million not individual *Not more than 10 years*Fine not more than $500,000 individual, $2 million not individual
IV All (included in Schedule IV are Darvon®, Talwin®, Equanil®, Valium®, and Xanax®) Any *Not more than 3 years*Fine not more than $250,000 individual, $1 million not individual *Not more than 6 years*Fine not more than $500,000 individual, $2 million not individual
V All (over-the-counter cough medicines with codeine are classified in Schedule V) Any *Not more than 1 year*Fine not more than $100,000 individual, $250,000 not individual *Not more than 2 years*Fine not more than $200,000 individual, $500,000 not individual
Description Quantity 1st Offense 2nd Offense
Marijuana 1,000 kg or more mixture; or 1,000 or more plants *Not less than 10 years, not more than life*If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life

*Fine not more than $4 million individual, $10 million other than individual

*Not less than 20 years, not more than life*If death or serious injury, not more than life *Fine not more than $8 million individual, $20 million other than individual
Marijuana 100 kg to 999 kg mixture; or 100-999 plants *Not less than 5 years, not more than 40 years*If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life

*Fine not more than $2 million individual, $5 million other than individual

*Not less than 10 years, not more than life*If death or serious injury, not more than life

*Fine not more than $4 million individual, $10 million other than individual

Marijuana 50 to 99 kg mixture —————————-50 to 99 plants *Not more than 20 years*If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life

*Fine $1 million individual, $5 million other than individual

*Not more than 30 years If death or serious injury, not more than life*Fine $2 million individual, $10 million other than individual
Marijuana Less than 50 kg mixture *Not more than 5 years*Fine not more than $250,000, $1 million other than individual *Not more than 10 years*Fine $500,000 individual, $2 million other than individual
Hashish 10 kg or more *Not more than 5 years*Fine not more than $250,000, $1 million other than individual *Not more than 10 years*Fine $500,000 individual, $2 million other than individual
Hashish Oil 1 kg or more *Not more than 5 years*Fine not more than $250,000, $1 million other than individual *Not more than 10 years*Fine $500,000 individual, $2 million other than individual
Health Risks Associated with the Use of Illicit Drugs and Alcohol
Drugs Physical Dependence Psychological Dependence Possible Effects Effects of Overdose Withdrawal Syndrome
Narcotics
Heroin High High Yawning
Morphine High High Loss of appetite
Codeine Moderate Moderate Euphoria Slow and shallow breathing Irritability
Hydrocodone High High Drowsiness Clammy skin tremors
Hydromorphone High High Respiratory depression Convulsions Panic Cramps
Oxycodone High High Constricted pupils Coma Nausea
Methadone and LAAM High High Nausea Possible death Runny nose
Fentanyl and Analogs High High Chills and sweating
Other Narcotics High-Low High-Low Watery eyes
Depressants
Chloral Hydrate Moderate Moderate Slurred speech Shallow respiration Anxiety
Barbiturates High-Moderate High-Moderate Disorientation Clammy skin Insomnia
Benzodiazepines Low Low Drunken behavior without odor of alcohol Dilated pupils Weak and rapid pulse Tremors Delirium
Glutethimide High Moderate Coma Convulsions
Other Depressants Moderate Moderate Possible death Possible death
Drugs Physical Dependence Psychological Dependence Possible Effect Effects of Overdose Withdrawal Syndrome
Stimulants
Cocaine Possible High Increased alertness Agitation Apathy
Amphetamine/ Methamphetamine Possible High Euphoria Increased pulse rate and blood pressure Excitation Increased body temperature Hallucinations Convulsions Long periods of sleep Irritability Depression
Methylphenidate Possible High Insomnia Possible death Disorientation
Other Stimulants Possible High Loss of appetite
Cannibis
Marijuana Unknown Moderate Euphoria Relaxed inhibitions Fatigue Paranoia Occasional reports of insomnia
Tetrahydrocannabino Unknown Moderate Increased appetite Possible Psychosis Hyperactivity
Hashish and Hashish Oil Unknown Moderate Disorientation Decreased appetite
Hallucinogens
LSD None Unknown Illusions and hallucinations Longer Unknown
Mescaline and Peyote None Unknown Altered perception of time and distance More intense “trip” episodes
Amphetamine Variants Unknown Unknown Psychosis
Phencyclidine and Analogs Unknown High Possible death
Other Hallucinogens None Unknown
Drugs Physical Dependence Psychological Dependence Possible Effects Effects of Overdose Withdrawal Syndrome
Anabolic Steroids
Testosterone(Cypionate, Enanthate) Unknown Unknown Virilzation Acne Unknown Possible depression
Nandrolone(Decanoate, Phenpropionate) Unknown Unknown Testicular atrophy Gynecomastia Aggressive behavior
Oxymetholone Unknown Unknown Edema