Section 24B Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 | Possession of Prohibited Drug Precursors


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Section 24B of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 is Possession of Prohibited Drug Precursors and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

24B Possession of prohibited drug precursors

(1) A person who has in his or her possession a precursor of a quantity not less than the quantity prescribed by the regulations in relation to that precursor is guilty of an offence.

(2) It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence under subsection (1) if the defendant establishes:
(a) that the defendant is in possession of the precursor for the purposes of an activity that is not unlawful, or
(b) that the defendant otherwise has a reasonable excuse for possessing the precursor.

(3) In this section, “precursor” means a substance:
(a) that is capable of being used to manufacture or produce a prohibited drug, and
(b) that is specified or described in the regulations as a precursor for the purposes of this section.

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