I know that picking up a prescription for a spouse is not the OP's situation. I was asking about Ford's blanket statement that possession of a prescription drug is illegal.My husband had back surgery and has a legitimate prescr... for a powerful narcotic. He's very, very careful about how much he takes, as he fully realizes the chances of becoming addicted. I'm just wondering if I put myself in legal jeopardy if I pick up the prescription for him and bring it home, should he have a cold or something and be unable to go out.Similarly, my mother-in-law broke her wrist and got it set at the urgent care clinic. She was given a prescription for the same narcotic, and chose to not get it filled out of fear of addiction. ("No, I'll be fine. I don't want to be a bother.") We brought her to our house, got her comfy in bed, then later that night she was in so much pain that she changed her mind. I took the prescription and got it filled, bringing it back to her. She's 83 years old and it seemed crazy to drag her out at night, in considerable pain, just so I would not be "in possession" of a narcotic not prescribed to me.