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					Health Risks                                                       groups these centers into four categories: information and                (a) to manufacture, distribute, deliver, dispense, or possess     5. Possession of Heroin
   Numerous health risks have been identified with                 referral offices, outpatient services, inpatient treatment          with intent to manufacture, distribute, deliver or dispense a                 Any person who violates subsection (1) of this section with
substance abuse (use of illicit drugs and excessive use of         facilities, and half-way house re-entry programs.                   controlled substance; or                                                respect to heroin or any mixture or substance containing a
alcohol). Abusers can lose resistance to disease, develop                                                                                    (b) to create, distribute, or possess with intent to distribute   detectable amount of heroin in a quantity of:
heart problems, contract infections, become malnourished,          Information and Referral Offices                                    a counterfeit controlled substance.                                           (a) Class IB felony (140 grams or more).
physically exhausted, or die.                                      Alcohol-Drug Treatment Referrals National 24-Hour                         Classification:                                                         (b) Class IC felony (at least 28 grams, but less than 140
   Reality is often distorted, reactions may be slower, and         Help and Referral Network ~ 800-996-3784                                 (a) Violation of this section with respect to controlled                grams).
the risk of accidents can increase. Extended substance abuse       Alcoholics Anonymous, Alanon and Alateen, Norfolk                   substances classified in Schedule I, II, or III of §28-405 which is           (c) Class ID felony (at least 10 grams, but less than 28
can cause coma, respiratory arrest, and convulsions.                ~ 402-371-9859, Beemer ~ 402-528-3431                              an exceptionally hazardous drug - Class II Felony.                            grams).
Injected drugs increase the risk for infectious diseases such      Prevention Pathways ~ 402-370-3113                                        (b) Violation of this section with respect to any other           6. Possession of Amphetamines/Methamphetamines
as hepatitis and AIDS. Body systems are affected. The              Girls and Boys Town Suicide and Crisis Line ~                       controlled substance classified in Schedule I, II, or III of §28-             Any person who violates subsection (1) of this section with
liver, lungs, and heart are damaged.                                1-800-448-3000                                                     405 - Class III Felony.                                                 respect to amphetamine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of its
   For women, there is an increase in birth defects associated     Narcotics Anonymous ~ 1-888-347-4446 or                                   (c) Violation of this section with respect to a controlled        isomers, or with respect to methamphetamine, its salts, optical
with use during pregnancy.                                          Norfolk-402-371-9619, Columbus-402-563-3853,                       substance classified in Schedule IV or V of §28-405 - Class IIIA        isomers, and salts of its isomers, in a quantity of:
   The Student Services office has more in-depth                    Lincoln-402-474-0405, McCook-308-345-5839                          Felony.                                                                       (a) Class IB felony (140 grams or more).
information on the inherent health risks related to substance                                                                          2. Possession of Controlled Substance                                         (b) Class IC felony (at least 28 grams, but less than 140
abuse.                                                             Outpatient Services                                                       Any person who knowingly or intentionally possesses a                   grams).
                                                                   Apex Therapy Services, Norfolk ~ 402-851-4026                       controlled substance, except marijuana, unless such substance                 (c) Class ID felony (at least 10 grams, but less than 28
                                                                   Associated Psychologists and Counselors, Norfolk ~                  was obtained directly from or pursuant to a medical order issued              grams).
Code of Conduct/ Disciplinary Sanctions                             402-371-8218
   The Northeast Community College Code of Conduct                                                                                     by a practitioner authorized to prescribe while acting in the           7. Possession of Marijuana – more than one pound
                                                                   Behavioral Health Specialists, Norfolk ~ 402-370-3140               course of his/her professional practice, or otherwise authorized.             Any person knowingly or intentionally possessing
clearly prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution    Catholic Charities, Norfolk ~ 402-371-3555
of illicit drugs and the possession, use or sale of alcohol by                                                                               Classification: Class IV Felony.                                  marijuana weighing more than one pound.
                                                                   Good Life Counseling, Norfolk ~ 402-371-3044                        3. Manufacturing, Distributing, Delivering, Dispensing, or                    Classification: Class IV felony.
students and employees on its property or as part of any of        Heartland Counseling Services, South Sioux City ~
its officially recognized activities.* The laws of the State of                                                                            Possessing a Controlled Substance with the Intent thereof           8. Possession of Marijuana – more than one ounce but less
                                                                    402-494-3337, also Wayne, O’Neill, and Ainsworth                         Any person eighteen years of age or older who knowingly           than one pound
Nebraska pertaining to the possession and use of illicit drugs     Macy Alcohol Center, Macy ~ 402-837-4067
and alcoholic beverages on public property shall be                                                                                    or intentionally manufactures, distributes, delivers, dispenses, or           Any person knowingly or intentionally possessing
                                                                   Oasis Counseling International, Norfolk ~ 402-379-2030,             possesses with intent to manufacture, distribute, deliver, or           marijuana weighing more than one ounce but not more than one
followed. Specifically, this means that it is a violation of the    O’Neill ~ 402-336-3009
drug and alcohol policy for students or employees to                                                                                   dispense a controlled substance or a counterfeit controlled             pound.
                                                                   Odyssey III Counseling Services, Norfolk ~ 402-371-7215             substance (i) to a person under the age of eighteen years, (ii) in,           Classification: Class IIIA misdemeanor.
purchase, manufacture, possess, consume, or sell such items         www.odyssey3.org
on the campus.                                                                                                                         on, or within one thousand feet of the real property comprising a       9. Possession of Marijuana – one ounce or less
                                                                   Inpatient Treatment Facilities                                      public or private elementary, vocational, or secondary school, a              Any person knowingly or intentionally possessing
   Student and employee violations of the Code shall result        Valley Hope, Lincoln ~ 402-464-0033
in any one of a combination of the following disciplinary                                                                              community college, a public or private college, junior college, or      marijuana weighing one ounce or less
                                                                   Valley Hope, Omaha ~ 402-991-8824                                   university, or a playground, or (iii) within one hundred feet of a            Classification:
sanctions:                                                         Valley Hope, O’Neill ~ 402-336-3747 or 1-800-544-5101 or
    Warning                                                                                                                            public or private youth center, public swimming pool, or video                (a) First Offense – an infraction - $100 fine, and at
                                                                    www.valleyhope.com                                                 arcade facility; nor shall any person eighteen years of age or                      Court’s discretion, be required to attend a course of
    Disciplinary probation
    Suspension/termination                                                                                                             older to knowingly and intentionally employ, hire, use, cause,                      instruction relating to drug abuse.
                                                                   Half-Way House Re-Entry Programs                                    persuade, coax, induce, entice, seduce, or coerce or any person               (b) Second Offense – Class IV Misdemeanor, receive a
    Referral to an appropriate drug/alcohol treatment              American Indian Human Resource Center, Inc., Winnebago ~
    program                                                                                                                            under the age of eighteen years or employ, hire, use, cause,                        citation, $200 fine, and may be imprisoned up to 5
                                                                    402-878-2480                                                       persuade, cox, induce, entice, seduce, or coerce any person under                   days.
    Referral to law enforcement agencies                           The Link, Inc., Norfolk ~ 402-371-5310
    Any other action considered necessary by college                                                                                   the age of eighteen years to aid and abet any person in the                   (c) Third & Subsequent Offenses – Class IIIA
                                                                   The Well, Inc., Norfolk ~ 402-379-3622                              manufacture, transportation, distribution, carrying, delivery,                      misdemeanor, receive a citation, $300 fine, and may
    officials.                                                       Any of these resources can also provide information and
   Definitions and accompanying procedures of these                                                                                    dispensing, preparation for delivery, offering for delivery, or                     be imprisoned up to 7 days.
                                                                   assessment relating to drug and alcohol abuse. In addition, they    possession with intent to do the same to do any of the above,.                Any person convicted of violating 7., 8., or 9. above
sanctions pertaining to students can be found in the Student       can furnish schedules for local and area meetings of Alcoholics
Code of Conduct. Those pertaining to employees are                                                                                            Classification: shall be punished by the next higher             involving marijuana, if placed on probation, shall, as a condition
                                                                   Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Alanon, Adult Children of           penalty classification than the penalty prescribed in subsection        of probation, satisfactorily attend and complete appropriate
included in the College Policy and Procedure Manual and            Alcoholics, Alateen, and Alatot. Both inpatient and outpatient
Educational Services Handbook. The Vice President of                                                                                   (2), (7), (8), (9), or (10) of §28-416, depending upon the              treatment and counseling on drug abuse provided by a program
                                                                   centers offer help for the entire family of the alcoholic or drug   controlled substance involved, for the first violation and for a        authorized under the Nebraska Behavioral Health Services Act
Student Services should be notified of any violations by           user.
students. The Executive Director of Human Resources                                                                                    second or subsequent violation shall be punished by the next            or other licensed drug treatment facility.
                                                                     For “out-of-area” off campus students, information for            higher penalty classification than that prescribed for a first
should be notified of any violations by faculty and staff.         assistance may be obtained by contacting local health agencies,                                                                             Imitation Controlled Substance; Prohibited Acts;
   Students and employees accused of violating the drug/                                                                               violation, but in no event shall the penalty be greater than a
alcohol policy as established shall have the right to:
                                                                   family doctors, churches, law enforcement agencies, or other        Class 1B Felony                                                         Determination; Penalties; Seizure (§28-445)
                                                                   community action centers and service organizations.                 4. Possession of Cocaine (Crack)                                               Any person who knowingly and intentionally
1) a hearing before the Grievance Committee, and
                                                                                                                                             Any person knowingly or intentionally possessing cocaine          manufactures, distributes, delivers, or possesses with intent to
2) access to appeals as defined within the college policies
    and procedures.
                                                                   Legal Sanctions                                                     (crack) or any mixture of substance containing a detectable             distribute or deliver an imitation controlled substance shall:
                                                                   Controlled Substances--Prohibited Acts: (§28-416)                   amount of cocaine (crack).                                                     Classification:
*Northeast Community College Area Board of Governors
                                                                                                                                             Classification:                                                          (a) For the first offense, be guilty of a Class III
policies: Codes: 2074, 2076, and 5051.
                                                                                                                                             (a) Class IB Felony (140 grams or more).                          misdemeanor; and
                                                                   1. Unlawful Distribution and Manufacture
                                                                                                                                             (b) Class IC Felony (at least 28 grams but less than 140                 (b) For the second and all subsequent offenses, be guilty of
Drug and Alcohol Centers                                                Except as authorized by the Uniform Controlled
                                                                                                                                             grams).                                                           a Class II misdemeanor.
(Counseling, Treatment, and Rehabilitation)                        Substances Act (the Act) when the distributor is registered or
                                                                                                                                             (c) Class ID Felony (at least 10 grams but less than 28                  In determining whether a substance is an imitation
   There are numerous drug and alcohol counseling,                 when it is pursuant to a proper prescription, it is unlawful for
                                                                                                                                             grams).                                                           controlled substance, the court or other authority concerned shall
treatment, and rehabilitation centers to serve Northeast           any person knowingly or intentionally:
Community College students. The following limited listing
consider all relevant factors, including but not limited to the       prescribed or administered by a person duly authorized by law to
following:                                                            treat sick and injured human beings.
       (a) Whether the substance is represented as having an          Classification:
effect similar to or the same as an illicit controlled substance;            Class III Misdemeanor.
       (b) Whether the substance is represented by way of             Controlled Substances --Intentional Violations: (§28-418)
terminology which is deceptively similar to or the same as that              It is unlawful for any person or a registrant, knowingly or
describing a particular controlled substance;                         intentionally:
       (c) Whether the dosage unit price substantially exceeds               a) who is a registrant to distribute Schedule I or II controlled
the reasonable price of a similar dosage unit of like chemical        substances unless pursuant to an order form as defined in the
composition sold over the counter with packaging and labeling         Code;
approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration;                        (b) to use a false or revoked registration number in the
       (d) Whether the substance is packaged in a manner and          manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance;
quantity similar to or the same as that commonly used for illicit            (c) to acquire or obtain or attempt to acquire or obtain a
controlled substances;                                                controlled substance by theft misrepresentation, fraud, forgery or
       (e) Whether the dosage unit appearance of the substance        deception;
is deceptively similar to that of a particular controlled                    (d) to omit or give false information in any report required
substance; and                                                        by this Act;
       (f) Whether the substance is distributed to persons who
represent it as a controlled substance, under circumstances
which indicate the distributor knows, intends, or should know
                                                                            (e) to falsify any trade name or mark on any drug or
                                                                      container which would render such a drug a counterfeit controlled                                                     Drug-Free Schools
                                                                      substance;
that his or her distributee is making or will make such
representations.
       Any substance possessed, distributed, or delivered in
                                                                            (f) who is subject to Sections 28-406 to 28-414 to distribute
                                                                      or dispense a controlled substance in violation of Section 28-414;
                                                                                                                                                                                                  and
                                                                            (g) who is registrant to manufacture a controlled substance
violation of this section shall be subject to seizure and
forfeiture.
                                                                      not authorized by his or her registration or to distribute or dispense
                                                                      a controlled substance not authorized by his or her registration to
                                                                                                                                                                                            Communities Act
                                                                      another registrant or authorized person;
Unlawful Acts by a Registrant: (§20-407 and §28-417)                        (h) to possess a false or forged medical order for a controlled
       It is unlawful for any person and anyone who is a              substance issued by a practitioner authorized to prescribe, except
registrant, i.e. any person who manufactures, prescribes,             that this subdivision shall not apply to law enforcement officials,
distributes, administers, or dispenses any controlled substance       practitioners, or attorneys in the performance of their official
within this state or who proposes to engage in the manufacture,       lawful duties; or
                                                                                                                                                                                              Health Risks
prescribing, administering, distribution or dispensing of any               (i) to communicate information to a practitioner in an effort
controlled substance within this state, who obtains annually a        to unlawfully procure a controlled substance, the administration of
registration issued by the Bureau of Examining Boards in                                                                                                                                      Standard of Conduct and
                                                                      a controlled substance, or a medical order for a controlled
accordance with the rules and regulations promulgated by the          substance issued by a practitioner authorized to prescribe.                                                             Disciplinary Sanctions
department:                                                           Classification:
       (a) to manufacture a controlled substance not authorized              Class IV Felony.
by his/her registration or to distribute or dispense a controlled                                                                                                                             Drug and Alcohol Centers
substance not authorized by his/her registration to another           Causing to be Used or Delivering Prohibited Compounds or
registrant or other authorized person;                                Liquids: (§28-419 and §28-420)                                                                                          Information and Referral Offices
       (b) to omit, remove, alter, or obliterate a symbol required          (a) No person shall induce or entice any person to breathe,                                                       Half-Way House Re-Entry
by the Federal Controlled Dangerous Substances Act or                 inhale or drink any compound, liquid or chemical as defined by
required by the laws of this state;                                   this Code. (§28-419)                                                                                                    Programs
       (c) to alter, deface, or remove any label affixed to a               (b) No person shall knowingly sell or offer for sale, deliver,
package of narcotic drugs;                                            or give to any person any compound, liquid, or chemical or any
       (d) to refuse or fail to make, keep, or furnish any record,    other substance which will induce an intoxicated condition as                                                           Legal Sanctions
notification, order form, statement, invoice, or information          defined in this Code, when the seller, offerer or deliverer knows or
required under this article;                                          has reason to know that such compound is intended for use to
       (e) to refuse any entry into any premises for inspection       induce such condition. (§28-420)
authorized by the provisions of this article;                         Classification:
       (f) to keep or maintain any store, shop, warehouse,                  Class III Misdemeanor.
dwelling, house, building, vehicle, boat, aircraft, or any place      For more information, visit www.nebraska.gov.
whatever, which is resorted to by persons using controlled
                                                                         Information contained in this publication was correct and complete when
substances in violation of the provisions of this article for the     submitted to the printer. This publication should not be considered a contract




                                                                                                                                                                 801 East Benjamin Avenue

                                                                                                                                                                 Norfolk, NE 68702-0469
purpose of using such substances or which is used for the             between Northeast Community College and any employee or student. The college
                                                                      reserves the right to make changes in policies and procedures without notice or
keeping or selling of the same in violation of the provisions of      obligation.
this article;                                                             Northeast Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender,                                    Northeast Community College
       (g) to whom or for whose use any controlled substance          religion, national or ethnic origin, military or veteran status, political affiliation,
has been prescribed, sold, or dispensed by a practitioner or the
                                                                      marital status, age, or disability in educational programs, admissions policies,
                                                                      employment policies, financial aid, or other College administered programs and
                                                                                                                                                                                              801 East Benjamin Avenue

                                                                                                                                                                 P.O. Box 469
owner of any animal for which any such substance has been             activities. It is the intent of Northeast Community College to comply with both the
                                                                      letter and the spirit of the law in making certain that discrimination does not exist in
                                                                                                                                                                                                     P.O. Box 469
prescribed, sold, or dispensed by a veterinarian to possess it in a   its policies, regulations and operations. Inquiries may be addressed to the NECC
container other than which it was delivered to him/her by the         Compliance Officer for Title IX, ADA, Section 504: Dean of Enrollment                                                    Norfolk, NE 68702-0469
                                                                      Management, or the Executive Director of Human Resources, 801 East Benjamin
practitioner; or                                                      Avenue, P.O. Box 469, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469, Phone 402-844-7258,                                                             (402) 371-2020
       (h) to be under the influence of any controlled substance      email: complianceofficer@northeastcollege.com
for a purpose other than the treatment of a sickness or injury as                                                                               (Aug. 2007)

				
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