SB 321 – Amend NC Controlled Substances Act

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Tome McInnis (R-Anson, Moore, Richmond, Scotland); Sen. Michael Lazzara (R-Jones, Onslow); Sen. Chuck Edwards (R-Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania)


This bill makes several modification to the Controlled Substances Act, including the following changes:

  • Defines “isomer” to mean the optical isomer unless otherwise specified.
  • Amends the definition of “narcotic drug” to specify the term includes cocaine and any isomer with optical or geometric.
  • Adds new substances to those classified as Schedule I,II,III, and IV controlled substances.
  • Makes possession of fentanyl or carfentanil or any salt, isomer, compound, or derivative thereof, or the chemical equivalent, a Class I felony.


Filed – 3/18/2021