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Anhydrous ammonia

A liquid chemical commonly used by farmers as a fertilizer. It is a key element used in the making of meth.

Booby trap

Any concealed or hidden device designed to hurt a person who does not know it is there.

Endangering

To create a risk of harm to a person.

Ephedrine

A chemical substance found in some cold tablets that can be purchased without a prescription.

Gram

A metric measure of weight equal to 1/28 of an ounce.

Intent

A purposeful or deliberate state of mind.

Jail

A local facility designed to house people sentenced up to 1 year.

Minor

A person under the age of 17 or 18 years old, depending on a particular state’s law.

Parole

The chance for a person to finish their prison sentence outside the prison and under supervision.

Possession

A direct or indirect control over an item or substance.

Precursor Substance

Any substance that is a primary component of an illegal drug.

Prison

A state or federal facility designed to house people sentenced for more than 1 year.

Probation

A sentence that is served outside of jail or prison under supervision of the court.

Pseudoephedrine

A chemical substance found in some cold tablets that can be purchased without prescription.

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