The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 18: Health

Chapter 84: POSSESSION AND CONTROL OF REGULATED DRUGS

Sub-Chapter 01: Regulated Drugs

18 V.S.A. § 4234a. Methamphetamine



§ 4234a. Methamphetamine

(a) Possession.

(1) A person knowingly and unlawfully possessing methamphetamine shall be imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $2,000.00, or both.

(2) A person knowingly and unlawfully possessing methamphetamine in an amount consisting of 2.5 grams or more of one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances containing methamphetamine shall be imprisoned not more than five years or fined not more than $100,000.00, or both.

(3) A person knowingly and unlawfully possessing methamphetamine in an amount consisting of 25 grams or more of one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances containing methamphetamine shall be imprisoned not more than 10 years or fined not more than $250,000.00, or both.

(b) Selling and dispensing.

(1) A person knowingly and unlawfully dispensing methamphetamine shall be imprisoned not more than three years or fined not more than $75,000.00, or both. A person knowingly and unlawfully selling methamphetamine shall be imprisoned not more than five years or fined not more than $100,000.00, or both.

(2) A person knowingly and unlawfully selling or dispensing methamphetamine in an amount consisting of 2.5 grams or more of one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances containing methamphetamine shall be imprisoned not more than 10 years or fined not more than $250,000.00, or both.

(3) A person knowingly and unlawfully selling or dispensing methamphetamine in an amount consisting of 25 grams or more of one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances containing methamphetamine shall be imprisoned not more than 20 years or fined not more than $1,000,000.00, or both.

(c) Trafficking. A person knowingly and unlawfully possessing methamphetamine in an amount consisting of 300 grams or more of one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances containing methamphetamine with the intent to sell or dispense the methamphetamine shall be imprisoned not more than 30 years or fined not more than $1,000,000.00, or both. There shall be a permissive inference that a person who possesses methamphetamine in an amount consisting of 300 grams or more of one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances containing methamphetamine intends to sell or dispense the methamphetamine. The amount of possessed methamphetamine under this subsection to sustain a charge of conspiracy under 13 V.S.A. § 1404 shall be no less than 800 grams in the aggregate. (Added 2003, No. 54, § 7.)