|GSA Class 5 Containers Approved For Schedule Narcotics and Cannabis Storage:
There are four different types of Class 5 containers
which are commonly available. All but the Weapons Containers and Information Processing Systems (IPS) Containers are approved for narcotics storage:
1. Class 5 filing cabinets, available in two and four drawer
configurations. Five drawer filing cabinets are not available in Class
5 security at this time, Class 5 Two and Four Drawer models are both available labeled as Weapons Containers. These are not approved for narcotics storage.
2. Class 5 Map Plan Containers, available empty, or fitted with a
variety of inserts to accommodate filing drawers, shelves, and custom manufactured extendable pharmacy shelves and custom compartments, both locking and not. The Map and Plan style container is available as a Weapons container which is not approved for narcotics storage.
3. Class 5 General Purpose Container, available empty, or with several
interior options including shelves and drawers. There are two sizes of General Purpose Containers, Size II and Size IV. Both are approved for narcotics use.
4. Class 5 Information Processing Systems (IPS) Containers are not approved for narcotics storage.
The following table lists the basic approximate shipping weights and
dimensions of the various GSA Approved Class 5 Containers:
|Class 5 Two Drawer Container
||25 x 21 x 28.5"
|Class 5 Four Drawer Container
||49 x 21 x 28.5"
|Class 5 Map Plan Container (Empty)
||51 x 22 x 39"
|Class 5 General Purpose Container Size IV
||29 x 22 x 24"
|Class 5 General Purpose Container Size II
||48 x 36 x 27"
Note: If your container weighs less than 750 Lbs it must be bolted down in order to meet DEA and most state requirements for narcotics storage. It is not permitted to drill into or weld to a GSA Approved Container. Doing so invalidates the GSA Approved status of the container.
All of our containers are available in Gray, Black
or Parchment. Grey is the most common color, and normally is more
readily available from stock.
Narcotic , Pharmacy and Cannibis Storage Containers:
DEA regulations requires Schedule I and II Controlled Substances to be stored in
a GSA Approved Class 5 Container or UL Listed Burglary Resistant Safe equipped with a UL Listed Group 1-R Lock. For complete requirements visit the
DEA, Office of Diversion Control website. Refer to the “Security
Outline of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.” As noted there,
additional, Non-Practitioner requirements may apply, such as weight
minimums, normally exceeding 750 Lbs, and an external monitored alarm.
We have a complete line of Pharmacy Containers.
Generally speaking, all government agencies as well as state governments will accept GSA Approved Class 5 Containers as approved containers for narcotics and cannibis storage applications without exception. However,
except for a few government agancies and service branches purchasers should also consider the UL Listed Burglary Resistant safe option. See the above tab for more details. These are normally more versatile, less costly, have additional features not
found in the GSA Approved varients.
There are two file drawer styles of containers available. These are the GSA Approved Class 5 Two and Four Drawer Containers. These are normally equipped with one Kaba Mas X10 Lock which closes the entire container. However, they are
also optionally available in a one lock per drawer (Multi-Lock) Configuration where each drawer forms its own separate lockable container. These containers are normally most appropriate when a limited quantity or limited number of different similar items are being stored. The Two Drawer Model requires an external bolt down kit, as it does not meet the DEA minimum weight requirements.
The GSA Approved Class 5 General Purpose Container, available in two sizes, Size IV (smaller) and Size II (larger) is a single door container which can be equipped with a wide range of accessories such as drawers, shelves, including those of the extendable pharmacy style, as well as locking compartments, and custom interiors. The Size IV requires an external bolt down kit, as it does not meet the DEA minimum weight limits.
The GSA Approved Class 5 Map and Plan, or Pharmacy Container, is the most popular large volume storage solution. This container can be equipped with a wide range of optional accessories similar to the General Purpose Containers above.
Choosing your container and interior components can be confusing and complicated. We are ready to provide expert assistance.
Physical and Structural Considerations for Placement.
If you determine you have a requirement for a Class 5
container, please note these units are quite heavy. Consideration must
be given to placement and installation access, as well as the
ability of the floor structure of your building, or ship, to support
one, or more, containers. When ordering, you must be specific as to
exactly where the container is to be placed, with regard to elevators,
stairs, etc, as well as the unloading facilities, i.e. docks,
present at your location. If special delivery services are
required, and available in your area, these plans must be made at the
time your order is placed.