The Indiana State Police’s Methamphetamine Suppression Section want Hoosiers
to be aware of changes to the Indiana Code on methamphetamine.
“For most law abiding citizens the law will have little if any effect on
their day to day lives,” the ISP said.
“For people who have been convicted of engaging in activities related to the
illegal manufacturing and use of methamphetamine, the changes to the law can
lead to their arrest if violated.”
In particular, IC 35-48-4-14.5(h) states, in part, that a person convicted
of any one of several specified offenses is prohibited from possessing
ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine within seven years of the
person's sentence. That person may obtain ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or
phenylpropanolamine if dispensed under a prescription, however.
Other provisions: a person may not buy and a pharmacy may not sell more than
3.6 grams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine or both, on one day; 7.2 grams in
a 30-day period; or 61.2 grams in a 365-day period.
It is also now illegal for a person to sell, transfer, distribute, or
furnish a chemical reagent or precursor to another person with knowledge or
the intent that the recipient will use the chemical reagent or precursors to
manufacture a controlled substance.
Citizens are encouraged to call their local law enforcement agencies with
any information about the possession, distribution, or manufacturing of
methamphetamine. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling the
Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Tip Line at (800) 453-4756.