Possession a Prescribed Precursor Chemical (Vic)
The maximum penalty for possessing a prescribed precursor chemical ( under section 71D Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act) is five years imprisonment or a fine of 600 penalty units, or both. Schedule 1 of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances (Precursor Chemicals) Regulations contains a full list of all ‘prescribed precursor chemicals’.
What must be proven?
To find a person guilty of possessing a prescribed precursor chemical, the police must prove beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That they p\ossessed a prescribed precursor; and
- The amount of the precursor possessed was at least the amount listed the Schedule.
Penalties the Court can impose for Possessing a Prescribed Precursor Chemical
Click to view a description of each of the penalties listed below:
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