Let me put this straight first and foremost, I have for all intents and purposes never knowingly done any controlled substances without the direction of my dr. However, I’m looking at a DoD job requiring TS/SCI, and there is still an issue in this regard. I had leftover painkillers (hydro/oxy) after two bouts of major surgery within the past 3 years. Stupidly, and not knowing the severity of my actions under the law - I gave (for free) small amounts of them to two different people. They both were dealing with pain issues, one due to sciatica, the other due to complications from a very difficult type of surgery (that I myself have gone through and luckily didn’t have such drawn out complications). They both also had prescription access issues due to ongoing medical problems.
I now know the severity of my actions now. At the time, I was not aware this was a felony or potentially associated with the national opioid epidemic. My actions were also always driven by compassion and not a desire to skirt the law. I would disassociate with any and all of these people if that means getting this opportunity and am willing to take drug classes given my lack of exposure to drug laws (as I quite frankly have avoided drugs in general, and thus am quite naïve about the whole scene).
So point is, is it worth pursuing this further and going through the clearance process at all? To be clear, this is due to part of section 23.2, which mentions TRANSFER of drugs, which may apply in this case (albeit the question seems aimed at sellers making a profit, ie: trafficking, which was the whole point of not selling these for a price, I thought giving/sharing as opposed to selling was different story) and I have a feeling I have a pending CJO (not yet accepted) after interviewing for something recently. Thanks!