Possession of Ephedrine Products in NJ 2C:35-25 less than 30 Grams Penalties:
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2C:35-25  Sale restrictions for ephedrine products; disorderly persons offense with up to 180 days in jail.

1.  a.  Except as provided in subsection d. of this section, no person shall sell, offer for sale or purchase in any single retail transaction more
than:

(1)three packages, or any number of packages that contain a total of nine grams, of any drug containing a sole active ingredient of ephedrine,
pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, or any of their salts, optical isomers or salts of optical isomers, or

(2)three packages of any combination drug containing, as one of its active ingredients, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, or
any of their salts, optical isomers or salts of optical isomers, or any number of packages of such combination drug that contain a total of nine
grams of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, or any of their salts, optical isomers or salts of optical isomers.

b.As used in this section, "drug" has the meaning as defined in R.S.24:1-1.

c.A violation of this section is a disorderly persons offense with up to 180 days in jail.

d.This act shall not apply to a drug lawfully prescribed or administered by a licensed physician, veterinarian or dentist.


2C:35-26  Reporting requirement for ephedrine products.

2.Every  pharmacy, store and other retail mercantile establishment shall promptly communicate to local law enforcement authorities the
confirmed report of, or actual knowledge of, a loss of 30 or more grams of any drug containing a sole active ingredient of ephedrine,
pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, or any of their salts, optical isomers or salts of optical isomers.  As used in this section, "store or
other retail mercantile establishment" means a place where merchandise is displayed, held, stored or sold or offered to the public for sale.
2C:35-27 Permissive inference concerning possession of ephedrine products.

3.Proof that a person has in his possession more than 30 grams or 10 packages of any drug containing a sole active ingredient of ephedrine,
pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, or any of their salts, optical isomers or salts of optical isomers; or more than 30 grams or 10 packages
of any combination drug containing, as one of its active ingredients, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, or any of their salts,
optical isomers or salts of optical isomers, shall give rise to a permissive inference by the trier of fact that the person acted with a purpose to
create methamphetamine.
Possession of Ephedrine Products in NJ 2C:35-27  30 Grams or More = Possession of Methamphetamines:
The Law: Possession of Ephedrine Products in NJ 2C:35-25 less than 30 Grams:
  • Up to 180 Days in Jail
  • Probation as Determined by the Court
  • Fine of up to $1000.00
  • Criminal Record



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In addition to the state law in regards to reporting requirements federal law also mandates reporting where the store or pharmacist could be
fined not more than $250,000 if an individual or $500,000 if an organization, imprisoned not more than five years, or both if improper records
are kept.
Possession of Methamphetamines is a 3rd Degree Crime with the following penalties under 2C:35-10:
  • 3 to 5 Years in Jail
  • $15,000 fine
  • Probation for up to 5 years
  • Criminal Record
  • If possessed within 1000 the offender may also be subject to not less than 100 hours of community service.
Distribution of Methamphetamines:
Distribution of Methamphetamines is a crime of the based on the quantity found and is penalized as follows:
  • 1st Degree Criminal Charge:  Possession of 5 ounces or more, Penalties:
    Up to 20 Years Prison and $300,000 fine
  • 2nd Degree Criminal Charge: Possession of 1/2 ounce or more but less
    than 5 ounces, Penalties: Up to 10 Years in Prison $150,000 fine
  • 3rd Degree Crime:  Possession of less than 1/2 ounce: Penalties 3 to 5
    years in Jail and up to $75,000 fine.
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