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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Possession of Gamma Hydroxybutyrate

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2C:35-10.2 Possession, etc. of gamma hydroxybutyrate; penalties 4. a. It is a crime of the third degree for any person, knowingly or purposely, to obtain, or to possess, gamma hydroxybutyrate unless the substance was obtained directly, or pursuant to a valid prescription or order form from a practitioner, while acting in the course of his professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by P.L. 1970, c.226 (C.24:21-1 et seq.).

b. Notwithstanding the provisions of N.J.S. 2C:43-3 or any other law, a fine of up to $100,000.00 may be imposed upon a person who violates this section.

L. 1997, c. 194, s.4.

2C:35-10.3 Possession, etc. of flunitrazepam; penalties 6. a. It is a crime of the third degree for any person, knowingly or purposely, to obtain, or to possess, flunitrazepam, unless the substance was obtained directly, or pursuant to a valid prescription or order form from a practitioner, while acting in the course of his professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by P.L. 1970, c.226 (C.24:21-1 et seq.).

b. Notwithstanding the provisions of N.J.S. 2C:43-3 or any other law, a fine of up to $100,000.00 may be imposed upon a person who violates this section.

L. 1997, c. 194, s.6.

2C:35-10.4. Toxic chemicals 7. Toxic chemicals.

a. As used in this section the term "toxic chemical" means any chemical having the property of releasing toxic fumes and includes the following chemicals: acetone, acetate, benzene, butyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol, ethylene dichloride, isopropyl alcohol, methyl alcohol, methyl ethyl ketone, pentachlorophenol, petroleum ether, toluol, or toluene.

b. A person commits a disorderly persons offense if the person:

(1) inhales the fumes of any toxic chemical for the purpose of causing a condition of intoxication; or

(2) possesses any toxic chemical for the purpose of causing a condition of intoxication.

c. A person commits a fourth degree offense if the persons sells, or offers to sell, any substance containing a toxic chemical knowing that the intended use of the product is to cause a condition of intoxication, or knowing that the product does not include an additive required by the Commissioner of the State Department of Health and Senior Services to discourage the inhalation of vapors of toxic chemicals for the purpose of causing a condition of intoxication. This subsection does not apply to adhesives manufactured only for industrial application.