Scott A. Smith, 39, is being charged with 2 counts of carrying a concealed weapon and 19 counts of possessing a firearm under a disability. Prosecutors charged Smith with 19 counts of possessing firearms under a disability because Smith is taking the drug Percocet, which is a pain medication, and possibly other sleep medication. Smith faces 63 years in prison if convicted on all counts. Article. Seems to me many of the vets coming home from Iraq & Afghanistan (as well as previous wars) may have prescriptions for pain and sleep medication. As well, how many folks with chronic pain due to arthritis or from any of the myriads of other painful diseases take similar medication regularly? Are we to believe that they are all under a disability and unable to possess firearms?