Possession of any reagent or precursor drug with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine is a felony, carrying a penalty of up to ten years in prison or a $20,000 fine, or both. If the person convicted of this crime has a previous controlled substance conviction, the penalty is increased to up to 15 years’ imprisonment or a $30,000 fine, or both. Minn. Stat. § 152.0262. The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines recommend a stayed 18-month sentence for a person with no criminal history who is convicted of this offense.

The content of this post and any related posts has been copied or adopted from the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department’s Information Brief, Methamphetamine Laws in Minnesota, written by legislative analyst Jeffrey Diebel and Research Assistant Dariel Weaver.

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