H. SCOTT AALSBERG, ESQ., P.C.
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Charged in NJ with Possession of Ephedrine Products: pseudoephedrine, ephedra (also known as the Poor Man's Cocaine)
H. SCOTT AALSBERG, ESQ., P.C.
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2C:35-25  Sale restrictions for ephedrine products; disorderly persons offense with up to 180 days in jail.
1.  a.  Except as provided in subsection d. of this section, no person shall sell, offer for sale or purchase in any single retail transaction more than:
(1)three packages, or any number of packages that contain a total of nine grams, of any drug containing a sole active ingredient of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine,
phenylpropanolamine, or any of their salts, optical isomers or salts of optical isomers, or
(2)three packages of any combination drug containing, as one of its active ingredients, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, or any of their salts, optical isomers
or salts of optical isomers, or any number of packages of such combination drug that contain a total of nine grams of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, or any
of their salts, optical isomers or salts of optical isomers.
b.As used in this section, "drug" has the meaning as defined in R.S.24:1-1.
c.A violation of this section is a disorderly persons offense with up to 180 days in jail.
d.This act shall not apply to a drug lawfully prescribed or administered by a licensed physician, veterinarian or dentist.

2C:35-26  Reporting requirement for ephedrine products.
2.Every  pharmacy, store and other retail mercantile establishment shall promptly communicate to local law enforcement authorities the confirmed report of, or actual knowledge
of, a loss of 30 or more grams of any drug containing a sole active ingredient of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, or any of their salts, optical isomers or salts
of optical isomers.  As used in this section, "store or other retail mercantile establishment" means a place where merchandise is displayed, held, stored or sold or offered to the
public for sale.
The Penalties in NJ (2C:35-25)
  • Up to 6 Months in Jail
  • Up to $1,000 in Fines, and $500 DERP Fee
  • Probation as determined by the court
  • Loss of Drivers license not less than 6 months nor more than
    2 years.  Additional 2 years loss of license if found in a motor
    vehicle and charged with 39:4-49.1
  • 100 hours community service if offense occurred in School or
    Bus Zone
What is Ephedrine:  Ephedrine is a medication and stimulant and
is found most commonly in diet, body building and weight loss
products over the counter and by prescription for other uses.  It
has a similar chemical structure to amphetamines and is also
considered a methamphetamine.  It is illegal in NJ to sell more than
3 packages and each package must contain less than 9 grams of
this product to any one person in a single transaction.  
illegal Possession or Sale of a Drug Containing Ephedrine is a serious charge
and subjects the offender to up to 180 days in Jail, Fine, & Probation
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