2016 Missouri Revised Statutes
TITLE XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS (556-600)
Chapter 579 Controlled Substance Offenses
Section 579.103 Selling or transferring solvents to cause certain symptoms, penalty--certain businesses prohibited from selling, penalty.
579.103. 1. A person commits the offense of selling or transferring solvents to cause certain symptoms if he or she knowingly and intentionally sells or otherwise transfers possession of any solvent, particularly toluol, amyl nitrite, butyl nitrite, cyclohexyl nitrite, ethyl nitrite, pentyl nitrite, and propyl nitrite and their iso-analogues to any person for the purpose of causing a condition of, or inducing symptoms of, intoxication, elation, euphoria, dizziness, excitement, irrational behavior, exhilaration, paralysis, stupefaction, or dulling of senses or nervous system, or for the purpose of, in any manner, changing, distorting, or disturbing the audio, visual, or mental processes.
2. No person who owns or operates any business which receives over fifty percent of its gross annual income from the sale of alcoholic beverages or beer, or which operates as a venue for live entertainment performance or receives fifty percent of its gross annual income from the sale of recorded video entertainment, shall sell or offer for sale toluol, amyl nitrite, butyl nitrite, cyclohexyl nitrite, ethyl nitrite, pentyl nitrite, and propyl nitrite and their iso-analogues, or any toxic glue.
3. Violation of this section is a class D felony.
(L. 1982 S.B. 522 §§ 7, 8, A.L. 1987 H.B. 51 & 49, A.L. 2009 H.B. 62, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)
Transferred 2014; formerly 578.265; Effective 1-01-17
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