Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Offenses Involving Dangerous Drugs

Criminal Possession Of Precursors To Dangerous Drugs

45-9-107. Criminal possession of precursors to dangerous drugs. (1) Except as provided in 50-32-609, a person commits the offense of criminal possession of precursors to dangerous drugs if:

(a) the person possesses any material, compound, mixture, or preparation that contains any combination of the following with intent to manufacture dangerous drugs:

(i) phenyl-2-propanone (phenylacetone);

(ii) piperidine in conjunction with cyclohexanone;

(iii) ephedrine;

(iv) lead acetate;

(v) methylamine;

(vi) methylformamide;

(vii) n-methylephedrine;

(viii) phenylpropanolamine;

(ix) pseudoephedrine;

(x) anhydrous ammonia;

(xi) hydriodic acid;

(xii) red phosphorus;

(xiii) iodine in conjunction with ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or red phosphorus;

(xiv) lithium in conjunction with anhydrous ammonia; or

(b) the person knowingly possesses anhydrous ammonia for the purpose of manufacturing dangerous drugs.

(2) A person convicted of criminal possession of precursors to dangerous drugs shall be imprisoned in the state prison for a term not less than 2 years or more than 20 years or be fined an amount not to exceed $50,000, or both.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 291, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 198, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 202, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 24, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 137, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 15, Ch. 253, L. 2017.