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Meth Laws and Legislation

Overview of all Illinois Meth Laws

Offenses relating to methamphetamine are excerpted below. Select a link in the left column. If you would prefer to read the relevant statutes in their entirety, you may link to the Illinois Compiled Statutes section of the Illinois General Assembly Web site by clicking the Complete text link to the right of the heading.

The outline of Illinois legislation presented below is borrowed from "Meth: A Reference Guide for Illinois Law Enforcement and Courts," a handbook prepared by the Institute for Legal, Administrative and Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield (Professor Ernest L. Cowles, Project Director). The work of the Institute, its staff, and members of the Meth Advisory Group is gratefully acknowledged.

Retail Sale Offenses Complete text     More Information

720 ILCS 647

Methamphetamine Manufacturing Chemical Retail Sale Control Act
Controlled Substance Offenses Complete text.
720ILCS 570/102(z) Definition of Manufacture
720 ILCS 570/102(z-1) Definition of Methamphetamine manufacturing chemical
720 ILCS 570/401 Manufacture or delivery unauthorized by Act; penalties [INCLUDING SPECIAL METH PENALTY CHARTS]
720 ILCS 570/401.1 Controlled substance trafficking
720 ILCS 570/401.5 Chemical breakdown of illicit controlled substance
720 ILCS 570/402 Possession unauthorized by this Act; penalty
720 ILCS 570/404 Look-alike substances – manufacture, distribution, advertisement or possession; penalty
720 ILCS 570/405 Calculated criminal drug conspiracy; penalty
720 ILCS 570/405.1 Criminal drug conspiracy
720 ILCS 570/405.2 Street gang criminal drug conspiracy
720 ILCS 570/405.3 Criminal synthetic drug manufacturing conspiracy
720 ILCS 570/406.1 Permitting unlawful use of a building
720 ILCS 570/407 Delivery of controlled, counterfeit or look-alike substances; persons under 18; truck stops or safety rest areas; school property; places of religious worship
720 ILCS 570/407.1 Persons 18 or older using, engaging or employing persons under 18 to deliver controlled, counterfeit or look-alike substances
720 ILCS 570/407.2 Delivery of a controlled substance to a pregnant woman
720 ILCS 570/411.3 Methamphetamine restitution
720 ILCS 602 Ephedra Prohibition Act
725 ILCS 175/4 Narcotics racketeering
Bodily Harm Offenses Complete text.
720 ILCS 5/12-4.1 Heinous battery
720 ILCS 5/12-4.3 Aggravated battery of a child
720 ILCS 5/12-4.7 Drug induced infliction of great bodily harm
720 ILCS 5/12-4.10 Endangering the life and health of emergency service provider; drug related child endangerment
720 ILCS 5/12-4.11 Aggravated drug related child endangerment
720 ILCS 5/12-5 Reckless conduct
720 ILCS 5/12-5.1 Criminal housing management
720 ILCS 5/12-21 Criminal abuse or neglect of an elderly or disabled person
720 ILCS 5/12-21.5 Child abandonment
720 ILCS 5/12-21.6 Endangering the life or health of a child
Property Offenses Complete text.
720 ILCS 5/20-1.4 Controlled substance manufacturing arson
720 ILCS 5/20-1.5 Aggravated controlled substance manufacturing arson
720 ILCS 5/19-5 Criminal fortification of a residence or building
720 ILCS 5/21-1.5 Unlawful tampering with anhydrous ammonia equipment
720 ILCS 5/37-1 Maintaining public nuisance
Armed Violence Offenses Complete text.
720 ILCS 5/33A-2 Armed violence – Elements of offense
Parties to Crime and Inchoate Offenses Complete text.
720 ILCS 5/5-2 When accountability exists
720 ILCS 5/8-1 Solicitation
720 ILCS 5/8-2 Conspiracy
720 ILCS 5/8-4 Attempt
Neglected and Delinquent Children Offenses Complete text.
720 ILCS 130/2 Contributing to dependency or neglect of child
720 ILCS 130/2a Contributing to delinquency of child
Drug Paraphernalia Offenses Complete text.
720 ILCS 600/3 Sale or delivery of drug paraphernalia
720 ILCS 600/3.5 Possession of drug paraphernalia
Environmental Offenses – Criminal Complete text – 5/44.
Complete text – 30/12.
415 ILCS 5/44 Criminal Acts; penalties
430 ILCS 30/12 Criminal Penalty (Hazardous Material Transportation Act)
Environmental Offenses – Civil Complete text – 5/9, 5/12, 5/21.
Complete text – 30/11.
415 ILCS 5/9 Prohibited Act (Air Pollution)
415 ILCS 5/12 Prohibited Act (Water Pollution)
415 ILCS 5/21 Prohibited Acts (Land Pollution and Refuse Disposal)
430 ILCS 30/11 Civil Penalty (Hazardous Material Transportation Act)
Other Civil Measures Complete text – 705/5.
Complete text – 405/2-5.
765 ILCS 705/5 Class X felony by lessee or occupant
705 ILCS 405/2-5 Taking into custody (Juvenile Court Act of 1987)


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