2015 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 3 - Offenses Involving Families, Dependents, Etc.
Chapter 27 - Offenses Against Children or Incompetents
Subchapter 2 - Offenses Generally
§ 5-27-230 - Exposing a child to a chemical substance or methamphetamine.

AR Code § 5-27-230 (2015) What's This?

(a) As used in this section:

(1) (A) "Chemical substance" means a substance intended to be used as a precursor in the manufacture of methamphetamine, or any other chemical intended to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

(B) Intent may be demonstrated by the substance's:

(i) Use;

(ii) Quantity;

(iii) Manner of storage; or

(iv) Proximity to another precursor or equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine;

(2) "Child" means any person under eighteen (18) years of age; and

(3) "Methamphetamine" has the same meaning as provided in the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, ยง 5-64-101 et seq.

(b) (1) Any adult who, with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, knowingly causes or permits a child to be exposed to, ingest, inhale, or have any contact with a chemical substance or methamphetamine is guilty of a Class C felony.

(2) Any adult who violates subdivision (b)(1) of this section is guilty of a Class B felony if a child suffers physical injury or serious physical injury because of the violation.

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