St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 11.75 Ephedrine or Pseudo Ephedrine
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Ephedrine or Pseudo Ephedrine
11.75.030 Report of theft.
For purposes of this ordinance the following definitions shall apply:
A. "Ephedrine" means all forms of ephedrine, pseudo ephedrine, ephedrine hydrochloride, pseudo ephedrine hydrochloride, phenylpropanolamine and all combinations of these chemicals.
B. "Ephedrine product" means any product that contains ephedrine, its salts, isomers or salts of isomers, as its sole active ingredient or in combination with less than therapeutically significant quantities of other active ingredients.
C. "Person" means any individual, corporation, partnership, trust, Limited Liability Company, firm, association or other entity selling an ephedrine product to customers.
D. "Sell" means to knowingly furnish, give away, exchange transfer, deliver, surrender or supply, whether for monetary gain or not.
E. "Package" means any number of pills, tablets, capsules, caplets or individual units of a substance held within a container intended for sale.
F. "Counter" means any obstructive, physical barrier that separates ephedrine products from access by a customer or the general public, and which makes such products available to a customer or the general public only through or by the act of an employee of the seller.
(Ord. 65802 § 1, 2003.)
Beginning One Hundred and Twenty (120) days from the effective date of this chapter, it shall be a violation of this ordinance for any person to display or offer to sell any ephedrine product unless the ephedrine product is placed behind a counter or contained in a theft proof dispenser which is designed to limit access to multiple ephedrine products. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the sale of animal feed containing ephedrine.
(Ord. 65802 § 2, 2003.)
11.75.030 Report of theft.
Any person who sells ephedrine products and who discovers a theft, disappearance or other loss of an ephedrine product shall report the theft, disappearance or loss in writing to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department within three calendar days of such a discovery. Any person who sells ephedrine products shall report to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department any difference between the quantity of ephedrine products shipped and the quantity of ephedrine products received by such person within three calendar days of discovery.
(Ord. 65802 § 3, 2003.)
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Any person found to be in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than Five Hundred ($500) Dollars and a term of imprisonment not to exceed Ninety (90) days or both a fine and imprisonment. Each day a violation of this chapter exists shall be considered a separate violation. Every act or omission constituting a violation of this chapter by any agent or employee of any person shall be deemed and held to be the act of such person, and such person shall be punishable in the same manner as if such act or omission had been done or omitted by such person, provided such act or omission was within the scope of employment or the scope of authority of such agent or employee.
(Ord. 65802 § 4, 2003.)