City of Parsons, KS
Labette County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Commission of the City of Parsons as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 189.
[Adopted 4-4-2011 by Ord. No. 6231]
The Commission of the City of Parsons has found the manufacture, transportation, possession and sale of methamphetamine to be inherently dangerous and that the chemical precursors of methamphetamine and the by-products and wastes of methamphetamine production are inherently dangerous and injurious to the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City. Regulation of the sale of the chemical precursors to methamphetamine production, such as ephedrine products and pseudoephedrine products, is necessary to protect the citizens of the City.
For the purposes of this article, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
EPHEDRINE
All forms of ephedrine, ephedrine hydrochloride and all combinations of these chemicals and any methamphetamine precursor drug containing these chemicals.
METHAMPHETAMINE PRECURSOR DRUG
Any drug or substance used to manufacture methamphetamine that contains psuedoephedrine or ephedrine.
PACKAGE
Any number of pills, tablets, capsules, caplets or individual units of a substance held within a container intended for sale.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, partnership, trust, limited-liability company, firm, association or other entity.
PSEUDOEPHEDRINE
All forms of pseudoephedrine, pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and all combinations of these chemicals and any methamphetamine precursor drug containing these chemicals.
SELL
To knowingly furnish, give away, exchange, transfer, deliver, surrender, or supply, whether for monetary gain or not.
It shall be illegal for any person to sell, deliver or distribute ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and pseudoephedrine- or ephedrine-containing products, their salts, their optical isomers or salts of their optical isomers except as set forth in the specific exceptions contained in § 280-4 of this article.
A. 
Ephedrine, pseudoephedrine and pseudoephedrine- or ephedrine-containing products, their salts, their optical isomers or salts of their optical isomers may be sold by a Kansas-licensed pharmacist after being authorized to do so by a written prescription from a physician or other healthcare professional licensed by the State of Kansas or any other state to write prescriptions.
B. 
Ephedrine, pseudoephedrine and pseudoephedrine- or ephedrine-containing products, their salts, their optical isomers or salts of their optical isomers may be distributed by a licensed physician within the physician's office, or any clinic, nursing home or other licensed healthcare facility upon the orders of a physician or other healthcare professional licensed by the State of Kansas or any other state to write prescriptions.
C. 
This section regulating ephedrine, pseudoephedrine or other methamphetamine precursor drugs shall not apply to the sale of animal feed containing ephedrine or dietary supplement products containing naturally occurring or herbal ephedra or extracts of herbal ephedra.
It shall be prima facie proof that a substance is regulated by this section if the substance is contained in its original packaging and is labeled as being or containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine.
A. 
All thefts, shortages, disappearances, miscounts or other losses of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine or other methamphetamine precursor drugs shall be reported to the Police Department of the City of Parsons within 24 hours of discovery.
B. 
Any person selling ephedrine, pseudoephedrine or other methamphetamine precursor drugs shall report any difference between the quantity of the aforementioned drugs shipped and the quantity received to the Police Department of the City of Parsons within 24 hours of discovery.
Every act or omission constituting a violation of any of the provisions of this article by any agent or employee of any person shall be deemed and held to be an act of such person, and said person shall be punishable in the same manner as if said act or omission had been done or omitted by him/her or it personally, provided such an act or omission was within the scope of employment or the scope of authority of such agent or employee. Each such violation of this article shall be considered a separate offense. Violation of this article shall be considered and punished as a Class A misdemeanor.
This article shall be in full force and effect on and after June 1, 2011 and publication in the official City newspaper.