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218A.1437 Unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor -- Prima facie evidence of intent -- Penalties.

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    Page 1 of 1 218A.1437 Unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor -- Prima facie evidence of intent -- Penalties. (1) A person is guilty of unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor when he or she knowingly and unlawfully possesses a drug product or combination of drug
    products containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine, or their
    salts, isomers, or salts of isomers, with the intent to use the drug product or
    combination of drug products as a precursor to manufacturing methamphetamine or
    other controlled substance. (2) (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, possession of a drug product or combination of drug products containing more than nine (9) grams
    of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine, or their salts,
    isomers, or salts of isomers, within any thirty (30) day period shall constitute
    prima facie evidence of the intent to use the drug product or combination of
    drug products as a precursor to methamphetamine or other controlled
    substance. (b) The prima facie evidence referred to in paragraph (a) of this subsection shall not apply to the following persons who lawfully possess a drug product or
    combination of drug products listed in subsection (1) of this section in the
    course of legitimate business:
    1. A retail distributor of drug products or wholesaler of drug products or its
    agent; 2. A wholesale drug distributor, or its agent, issued a permit by the Board
    of Pharmacy; 3. A pharmacist licensed by the Board of Pharmacy; 4. A pharmacy permitted by the Board of Pharmacy; 5. A licensed health care professional possessing the drug products in the
    course of carrying out his or her profession; 6. A trained chemist working in a properly equipped research laboratory in
    an education, government, or corporate setting; or 7. A common carrier under contract with any of the persons or entities set
    out in subparagraphs 1. to 6. of this paragraph. (3) Unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor is a Class D felony for the first offense and a Class C felony for each subsequent offense. Effective: June 20, 2005
    History: Amended 2005 Ky. Acts ch. 150, sec. 10, effective June 20, 2005. -- Created 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 170, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2002.

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