Sec. 14.5. (a) As used in this section, “chemical reagents or precursors” refers to one (1) or more of the following:

(1) Ephedrine.

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(2) Pseudoephedrine.

(3) Phenylpropanolamine.

(4) The salts, isomers, and salts of isomers of a substance identified in subdivisions (1) through (3).

(5) Anhydrous ammonia or ammonia solution (as defined in IC 22-11-20-1).

(6) Organic solvents.

(7) Hydrochloric acid.

(8) Lithium metal.

(9) Sodium metal.

(10) Ether.

(11) Sulfuric acid.

(12) Red phosphorous.

(13) Iodine.

(14) Sodium hydroxide (lye).

(15) Potassium dichromate.

(16) Sodium dichromate.

(17) Potassium permanganate.

(18) Chromium trioxide.

(19) Benzyl cyanide.

(20) Phenylacetic acid and its esters or salts.

(21) Piperidine and its salts.

(22) Methylamine and its salts.

(23) Isosafrole.

(24) Safrole.

(25) Piperonal.

(26) Hydriodic acid.

(27) Benzaldehyde.

(28) Nitroethane.

(29) Gamma-butyrolactone.

(30) White phosphorus.

(31) Hypophosphorous acid and its salts.

(32) Acetic anhydride.

(33) Benzyl chloride.

(34) Ammonium nitrate.

(35) Ammonium sulfate.

(36) Hydrogen peroxide.

(37) Thionyl chloride.

(38) Ethyl acetate.

(39) Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride.

     (b) A person who possesses more than ten (10) grams of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine, pure or adulterated, commits a Level 6 felony. However, the offense is a Level 5 felony if the person possessed:

(1) a firearm while possessing more than ten (10) grams of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine, pure or adulterated; or

(2) more than ten (10) grams of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine, pure or adulterated, in, on, or within five hundred (500) feet of:

(A) school property while a person under eighteen (18) years of age was reasonably expected to be present; or

(B) a public park while a person under eighteen (18) years of age was reasonably expected to be present.

     (c) A person who possesses anhydrous ammonia or ammonia solution (as defined in IC 22-11-20-1) with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine or amphetamine, schedule II controlled substances under IC 35-48-2-6, commits a Level 6 felony. However, the offense is a Level 5 felony if the person possessed:

(1) a firearm while possessing anhydrous ammonia or ammonia solution (as defined in IC 22-11-20-1) with intent to manufacture methamphetamine or amphetamine, schedule II controlled substances under IC 35-48-2-6; or

(2) anhydrous ammonia or ammonia solution (as defined in IC 22-11-20-1) with intent to manufacture methamphetamine or amphetamine, schedule II controlled substances under IC 35-48-2-6, in, on, or within five hundred (500) feet of:

(A) school property while a person under eighteen (18) years of age was reasonably expected to be present; or

(B) a public park while a person under eighteen (18) years of age was reasonably expected to be present.

     (d) Subsection (b) does not apply to a:

(1) licensed health care provider, pharmacist, retail distributor, wholesaler, manufacturer, warehouseman, or common carrier or an agent of any of these persons if the possession is in the regular course of lawful business activities; or

(2) person who possesses more than ten (10) grams of a substance described in subsection (b) if the substance is possessed under circumstances consistent with typical medicinal or household use, including:

(A) the location in which the substance is stored;

(B) the possession of the substance in a variety of:

(i) strengths;

(ii) brands; or

(iii) types; or

(C) the possession of the substance:

(i) with different expiration dates; or

(ii) in forms used for different purposes.

     (e) A person who possesses two (2) or more chemical reagents or precursors with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance commits a Level 6 felony.

     (f) An offense under subsection (e) is a Level 5 felony if the person possessed:

(1) a firearm while possessing two (2) or more chemical reagents or precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance; or

(2) two (2) or more chemical reagents or precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance in, on, or within five hundred (500) feet of:

(A) school property while a person under eighteen (18) years of age was reasonably expected to be present; or

(B) a public park while a person under eighteen (18) years of age was reasonably expected to be present.

     (g) A person who sells, transfers, distributes, or furnishes a chemical reagent or precursor to another person with knowledge or the intent that the recipient will use the chemical reagent or precursors to manufacture a controlled substance commits unlawful sale of a precursor, a Level 6 felony. However, the offense is a Level 5 felony if the person sells, transfers, distributes, or furnishes more than ten (10) grams of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine.

     (h) This subsection does not apply to a drug containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine that is dispensed under a prescription. A person who:

(1) has been convicted of a drug related felony (as defined in IC 35-48-1-16.3); and

(2) not later than seven (7) years from the date the person was sentenced for the offense;

knowingly or intentionally possesses ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine, pure or adulterated, commits possession of a precursor by a drug offender, a Level 6 felony.

As added by P.L.150-1999, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.17-2001, SEC.28; P.L.225-2003, SEC.5; P.L.192-2005, SEC.8; P.L.151-2006, SEC.26; P.L.193-2013, SEC.7; P.L.158-2013, SEC.643; P.L.168-2014, SEC.105; P.L.252-2017, SEC.24.