(1) A person is guilty of controlled substance endangerment to a child in the first degree when he or she knowingly causes or permits a child to be present when any person is illegally manufacturing a controlled substance or methamphetamine or possesses a hazardous chemical substance with intent to illegally manufacture a controlled substance or methamphetamine under circumstances that place a child in danger of serious physical injury or death, if the child dies as a result of the commission of the offense.
(2) Controlled substance endangerment to a child in the first degree is a Class A felony.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 218A.1441

  • Child: means any person under the age of majority as specified in KRS 2. See Kentucky Statutes 218A.010
  • Hazardous chemical substance: includes any chemical substance used or intended for use in the illegal manufacture of a controlled substance as defined in this section or the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine as defined in KRS 218A. See Kentucky Statutes 218A.010
  • In-person: includes telehealth examinations. 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

Effective: June 20, 2005
History: Created 2005 Ky. Acts ch. 150, sec. 2, effective June 20, 2005.