(1) A person is guilty of trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree when:
(a) He or she knowingly and unlawfully traffics in:

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 218A.1413

  • Anabolic steroid: means any drug or hormonal substance chemically and pharmacologically related to testosterone that promotes muscle growth and includes those substances listed in KRS 218A. See Kentucky Statutes 218A.010
  • Drug: means : (a) Substances recognized as drugs in the official United States Pharmacopoeia, official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, or official National Formulary, or any supplement to any of them. See Kentucky Statutes 218A.010
  • In-person: includes telehealth examinations. See Kentucky Statutes 218A.010
  • Marijuana: means all parts of the plant Cannabis sp. See Kentucky Statutes 218A.010
  • Narcotic drug: means any of the following, whether produced directly or indirectly by extraction from substances of vegetable origin, or independently by means of chemical synthesis, or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis: (a) Opium and opiate, and any salt, compound, derivative, or preparation of opium or opiate. See Kentucky Statutes 218A.010
  • Person: means individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Kentucky Statutes 218A.010
  • Salvia: means Salvia divinorum or Salvinorin A and includes all parts of the plant presently classified botanically as Salvia divinorum, whether growing or not, the seeds thereof, any extract from any part of that plant, and every compound, manufacture, derivative, mixture, or preparation of that plant, its seeds, or its extracts, including salts, isomers, and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation of that plant, its seeds, or extracts. See Kentucky Statutes 218A.010
  • Second or subsequent offense: means that for the purposes of this chapter an offense is considered as a second or subsequent offense, if, prior to his or her conviction of the offense, the offender has at any time been convicted under this chapter, or under any statute of the United States, or of any state relating to substances classified as controlled substances or counterfeit substances, except that a prior conviction for a nontrafficking offense shall be treated as a prior offense only when the subsequent offense is a nontrafficking offense. See Kentucky Statutes 218A.010

1. Ten (10) or more dosage units of a controlled substance classified in
Schedules I and II that is not a narcotic drug; or specified in KRS
218A.1412, and which is not a synthetic drug, salvia, or marijuana; or
2. Twenty (20) or more dosage units of a controlled substance classified in
Schedule III;
(b) He or she knowingly and unlawfully prescribes, distributes, supplies, or sells an anabolic steroid for:
1. Enhancing human performance in an exercise, sport, or game; or
2. Hormonal manipulation intended to increase muscle mass, strength, or weight in the human species without a medical necessity; or
(c) He or she knowingly and unlawfully traffics in any quantity of a controlled substance specified in paragraph (a) of this subsection in an amount less than the amounts specified in that paragraph.
(2) (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, any person who violates the provisions of subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of a Class D felony for the first offense and a Class C felony for a second or subsequent offense.
(b) Any person who violates the provisions of subsection (1)(c) of this section shall be guilty of:
1. A Class D felony for the first offense, except that KRS Chapter 532 to the contrary notwithstanding, the maximum sentence to be imposed shall be no greater than three (3) years; and
2. A Class D felony for a second offense or subsequent offense.
Effective: July 12, 2012
History: Amended 2012 Ky. Acts ch. 108, sec. 9, effective April 11, 2012; and ch. 156, sec. 7, effective July 12, 2012. — Amended 2011 Ky. Acts ch. 2, sec. 10, effective June 8, 2011; and ch. 45, sec. 9, effective March 16, 2011. — Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 149, sec. 10, effective April 13, 2010; and ch. 160, sec. 10, effective April
26, 2010. — Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 606, sec. 64, effective July 15, 1998. — Created 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 441, sec. 13, effective July 14, 1992.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/12/2012). This statute was amended by 2012
Ky. Acts chs. 108 and 156, which do not appear to be in conflict and have been codified together.