Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXXVIII. Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders § 579.020. Delivery of a controlled substance, penalties




1. A person commits the offense of delivery of a controlled substance if, except as authorized in this chapter or chapter 195, he or she:

(1) Knowingly distributes or delivers a controlled substance;

(2) Attempts to distribute or deliver a controlled substance;

(3) Knowingly possesses a controlled substance with the intent to distribute or deliver any amount of a controlled substance;  or

(4) Knowingly permits a minor to purchase or transport illegally obtained controlled substances.

2. Except when the controlled substance is thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid or as otherwise provided under subsection 5 of this section, the offense of delivery of a controlled substance is a class C felony.

3. Except as otherwise provided under subsection 4 of this section, the offense of delivery of thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid is a class E felony.

4. The offense of delivery of thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid to a person less than seventeen years of age who is at least two years younger than the defendant is a class C felony.

5. The offense of delivery of a controlled substance is a class B felony if:

(1) The delivery or distribution is any amount of a controlled substance except thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid, to a person less than seventeen years of age who is at least two years younger than the defendant;  or

(2) The person knowingly permits a minor to purchase or transport illegally obtained controlled substances.





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