Precisely. You can order legit prescriptions for up to 90 day use; I have prescriptions that are not of this type that come in that format, so purchasing in that quantity could arguably be done for that reason (again, coming from the lawyer I queried). But folks buying, say, 800 pills at a shot would be more suspect because the powers that be may be looking to hit them with trafficking, distributing, or what have you. I am NOT a lawyer myself, so YMMV. My preferred provider usually sells in blocks of 90 anyway, so it works out. (I could probably push for a higher quantity, but I'm sure the cost would match it and I'd rather not go that route).Most "maintenance" medications are filled in 90 day refills at this point in time, so it is fairly easy to make an argument that you are ordering 30, 60, or 90 based on a one per day dosage. Of course it helps if you have actually recently had a prescription for the medication you're ordering. The FDA actually has a page that implies that in some cases quantities up to 90 can be allowed: https://www.fda.gov/industry/import-basics/personal-importationThis. I once consulted with a lawyer on this topic (just because). 90 is technically an amount that could be considered for personal use, so that could be a potential reason for your ordering that quantity. Ordering, say, 500 of something, though, is more likely to gain attention and raise eyebrows because they think you're trying to buy enough to sell. So that's one way it's viewed. Not saying I agree with this, just repeating what I was once told.Personally I try to stick to a strict 90 quantity at a time. But it all depends on what you're ordering too. The lower the category the lower the quantity I'd be willing to risk ordering. Another big consideration is your state's laws. In my state for example the offense/legal jeopardy for possession of certain schedules of drugs is based on quantity. If I were ordering one of those I'd make darn sure to stay under the limit.
Personally, I always keep an archived copy of that on hand. My thinking (and I'm not a lawyer, I'm just an individual) is if an order ever actually got snagged and a knock on the door came I could always show the expired medication bottle I kept from my previous prescription, that FDA page, and plead ignorant since it implies it is allowed.
Like @heavymetalviolet said, if you're ordering 100's or 1k at a time obviously that's going to be hard to explain if a knock on the door comes.
Yep. The lawyer I chatted with on this topic told me the same. If I was stopped, ask if I was being detained or if I was free to leave. If being detained, I was only to ask to speak to my lawyer, nothing else, and then contact said lawyer. We've all seen COPS where the police officers tell the guy they just busted that "if you just tell us what you're doing and tell us the truth, you'll be fine." Guy does. "OK, thanks, dude, now you're going to jail." If you're at that stage, you're probably going to jail anyway, but a lawyer will have a lot more to work with if you say nothing to them as opposed to "I swear I didn't know anything about those 2000 Xanax in my purse! My friend asked me to hold it for them!" Uh huh.I know I remember reading a fed admitting that they didn't even consider opening cases for less than a thousand pills of anything. But that's the feds, who only have the resources to focus on the distributors. Problem is, it is the state/local agencies who do the smaller busts and what they consider going after seems less to do with count and much more the specific depts own opinions, with a general trend I've seen with the arrests being that SE states, more conservative areas, are higher risk. Customs reports show confiscations of orders with thousands of pills fairly often, don't see too many busts, but in a few news stories I've seen customs did tip off the local agencies, who ran with it. Some local authorities are very ignorant and/or backwards with this stuff, read reports comparing tramadol to fentanyl, treating a few hundred pills of it like some huge amount.
The short of it is, from what I've seen: controlled deliveries/arrests for anything in the personal use realm of amount are very rare, but you can't rule them out in any case. I mentioned this in another thread, but the smallest report I've ever seen of one was in the closest large town to me (saw it on the local news), I won't name it but it is SE US. It was pretty far back, 2013-14 I think, and I might be remembering the amount wrong but I think it was 30 pills of Xanax, it was very small.
Also, I repeat this a lot on these boards, source being a couple Amazon lawyer authors I've read (books "A Toast to Silence" and "You Have the Right to Remain Innocent") - if they ever come knocking, DO NOT TALK. Don't try to explain, don't make excuses, ANYTHING. NOTHING you tell them will help you, period, can only be used against you. Your silence - though they'll try to deceive you otherwise perhaps - can never be used against you in the US. And these are hard cases to make stick, by their own admission. If they can't get info off your devices (and the states often don't have the resources to go far with forensic computer stuff with most cases, from something else I read), they pretty much need you to say something to have a case. So your statements need to be limited to - "I decline to make any statements." "Am I under arrest, or am I free to go?" and if any question that you are under arrest, "I demand a lawyer."
For whatever reason, I think the 270 number works well. 90 days, three pills a day. I also would be afraid to order in bulk although it is tempting. Money is also a concern as I assume every order is a possible scam.
One of our old sites went out of business at beginning of COVID and sent me a few hundred bottles (4?) of tram on top of my order. I didn't expect it so it didn't cause me any anxiety. Still have those bottle unopened but they are legit as I used that brand many times and the bottles are locked with plastic. I am a stockpiler and take frequent days off. Large orders would be awesome as I could order once a year. Just too nervous about it due to money and possible seizure.