579.020.  Delivery of a controlled substance — penalties. — 1.  A person commits the offense of delivery of a controlled substance if, except as authorized in this chapter or chapter 195, he or she:

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 579.020

  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020

 (1)  Knowingly distributes or delivers a controlled substance;

 (2)  Attempts to distribute or deliver a controlled substance;

 (3)  Knowingly possesses a controlled substance with the intent to distribute or deliver any amount of a controlled substance; or

 (4)  Knowingly permits a minor to purchase or transport illegally obtained controlled substances.

 2.  Except when the controlled substance is thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid or as otherwise provided under subsection 5 of this section, the offense of delivery of a controlled substance is a class C felony.

 3.  Except as otherwise provided under subsection 4 of this section, the offense of delivery of thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid is a class E felony.

 4.  The offense of delivery of thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid to a person less than seventeen years of age who is at least two years younger than the defendant is a class C felony.

 5.  The offense of delivery of a controlled substance is a class B felony if:

 (1)  The delivery or distribution is any amount of a controlled substance except thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid, to a person less than seventeen years of age who is at least two years younger than the defendant; or

 (2)  The person knowingly permits a minor to purchase or transport illegally obtained controlled substances.