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Possession or Transport of Certain Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substance

The Possession or Transport of Certain Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substance crime in the state of Texas gives police the right to arrest you if they believe you possess or transport certain chemicals in an attempt to unlawfully manufacture a controlled substance. Learn more detailed information about the Possession or Transport of Certain Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substance offense below.

This statute was amended in the 84th Legislature. Its former name was Delivery or Transport of Certain Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substance.

Have you been charged with Possession or Transport of Certain Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substance? Call criminal lawyer Paul Saputo at (888) 239-9305.

Possession or Transport of Certain Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substance is classified in the Texas Penal Code under Title 6 “Food, Drugs, Alcohol, and Hazardous Substances,” Chapter 481 “Texas Controlled Substances Act.”

What is the law in Texas about Possession or Transport of Certain Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substance?

The offense is described in Section 481.124 of the Texas Penal Code.

(a) A person commits an offense if, with intent to unlawfully manufacture a controlled substance, the person possesses or transports:

(1) anhydrous ammonia;

(2) an immediate precursor; or

(3) a chemical precursor or an additional chemical substance named as a precursor by the director under Section 481.077(b)(1).

How can I be charged with Possession or Transport of Certain Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substance?

You can be charged with Possession or Transport of Certain Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substance if the state’s attorneys believe that each of the elements of 481.124 as described in the section above have been met.

What is the punishment for Possession or Transport of Certain Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substance?

The penalty for a conviction for Possession or Transport of Certain Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substance ranges from a Class A misdemeanor to a felony of the second degree, depending on what penalty group the substance is in (if any penalty group at all).1


Legal References:

1Texas Health and Safety Code Section 481.124(d)

(d) An offense under this section is:

(1) a felony of the second degree if the controlled substance is listed in Penalty Group 1 or 1-A;

(2) a felony of the third degree if the controlled substance is listed in Penalty Group 2;

(3) a state jail felony if the controlled substance is listed in Penalty Group 3 or 4; or

(4) a Class A misdemeanor if the controlled substance is listed in a schedule by an action of the commissioner under this chapter but not listed in a penalty group.

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