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Statute Number:21-5706
Chapter Title:CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
Article Title:CRIMES INVOLVING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Tax Type:All
Brief Description:Unlawful possession of controlled substances.
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21-5706.Unlawful possession of controlled substances.(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess any opiates, opium or narcotic drugs, or any stimulant designated in K.S.A.65-4107(d)(1), (d)(3) or (f)(1), and amendments thereto, or a controlled substance analog thereof.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess any of the following controlled substances or controlled substance analogs thereof:
(1) Any depressant designated in K.S.A.65-4105(e), K.S.A.65-4107(e), K.S.A.65-4109(b) or (c) or K.S.A.65-4111(b), and amendments thereto;
(2) any stimulant designated in K.S.A.65-4105(f), K.S.A.65-4107(d)(2), (d)(4), (d)(5) or (f)(2) or K.S.A.65-4109(e), and amendments thereto;
(3) any hallucinogenic drug designated in K.S.A.65-4105(d), K.S.A.65-4107(g) or K.S.A.65-4109(g), and amendments thereto;
(4) any substance designated in K.S.A.65-4105(g) and K.S.A.65-4111(c), (d), (e), (f) or (g), and amendments thereto;
(5) any anabolic steroids as defined in K.S.A.65-4109(f), and amendments thereto;
(6) any substance designated in K.S.A.65-4113, and amendments thereto; or
(7) any substance designated in K.S.A.65-4105(h), and amendments thereto.
(c) (1) Violation of subsection (a) is a drug severity level 5 felony.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (c)(3):
(A) Violation of subsection (b) is a class A nonperson misdemeanor, except as provided in subsection (c)(2)(B); and
(B) violation of subsection (b)(1) through (b)(5) or (b)(7) is a drug severity level 5 felony if that person has a prior conviction under such subsection, under K.S.A.65-4162, prior to its repeal, under a substantially similar offense from another jurisdiction, or under any city ordinance or county resolution for a substantially similar offense if the substance involved was 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), marijuana as designated in K.S.A.65-4105(d), and amendments thereto, or any substance designated in K.S.A.65-4105(h), and amendments thereto, or an analog thereof.
(3) If the substance involved is marijuana, as designated in K.S.A.65-4105(d), and amendments thereto, violation of subsection (b) is a:
(A) Class B nonperson misdemeanor, except as provided in (c)(3)(B) and (c)(3)(C);
(B) class A nonperson misdemeanor if that person has a prior conviction under such subsection, under K.S.A.65-4162, prior to its repeal, under a substantially similar offense from another jurisdiction, or under any city ordinance or county resolution for a substantially similar offense; and
(C) drug severity level 5 felony if that person has two or more prior convictions under such subsection, under K.S.A.65-4162, prior to its repeal, under a substantially similar offense from another jurisdiction, or under any city ordinance or county resolution for a substantially similar offense.
(d) It shall not be a defense to charges arising under this section that the defendant was acting in an agency relationship on behalf of any other party in a transaction involving a controlled substance or controlled substance analog.
History:L. 2009, ch. 32, 6; L. 2010, ch. 74, 3; L. 2011, ch. 83, 2; L. 2012, ch. 150, 10; L. 2016, ch. 90, 1; July 1.



Date Composed: 11/10/2016 Date Modified: 11/14/2016

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