2022 Kentucky Revised Statutes
Chapter 218A - Controlled substances
218A.1415 Possession of controlled substance in first degree -- Penalties.


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218A.1415 Possession of controlled substance in first degree -- Penalties. (1) (2) A person is guilty of possession of a controlled substance in the first degree when he or she knowingly and unlawfully possesses: (a) A controlled substance that is classified in Schedules I or II and is a narcotic drug; (b) A controlled substance analogue; (c) Methamphetamine; (d) Lysergic acid diethylamide; (e) Phencyclidine; (f) Gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), including its salts, isomers, salts of isomers, and analogues; or (g) Flunitrazepam, including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers. Possession of a controlled substance in the first degree is a Class D felony subject to the following provisions: (a) The maximum term of incarceration shall be no greater than three (3) years, notwithstanding KRS Chapter 532; (b) For a person's first or second offense under this section, he or she may be subject to a period of: 1. Deferred prosecution pursuant to KRS 218A.14151; or 2. Presumptive probation; (c) Deferred prosecution under paragraph (b) of this subsection shall be the preferred alternative for a first offense; and (d) If a person does not enter a deferred prosecution program for his or her first or second offense, he or she shall be subject to a period of presumptive probation, unless a court determines the defendant is not eligible for presumptive probation as defined in KRS 218A.010. Effective: June 8, 2011 History: Amended 2011 Ky. Acts ch. 2, sec. 12, effective June 8, 2011. -- Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 259, sec. 2, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 606, sec. 65, effective July 15, 1998. -- Created 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 441, sec. 15, effective July 14, 1992.
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