CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
18-1502B. Possession of inhalants by minors. Whenever a person under the age of eighteen (18) years is in possession and uses an aerosol spray product or other inhalant, that is not used pursuant to the instructions or prescription of a licensed health care provider or that is not used pursuant to the manufacturer’s label instructions, for the purpose of becoming under the influence of such substance; such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, may be punished by a fine not in excess of three hundred dollars ($300), or by thirty (30) days in a juvenile detention facility or by both or may be subject to the provisions of chapter 5, title 20, Idaho Code.
For the purposes of this section, the term "inhalant" means any glue, cement or other substance containing one (1) or more of the following chemical compounds: acetone and acetate, amyl nitrite or amyl nitrate or their isomers, benzene, butyl alcohol, butyl nitrite, butyl nitrate or their isomers, ethyl alcohol, ethyl nitrite or ethyl nitrate, ethylene dichloride, isobutyl alcohol, methyl alcohol, methyl ethyl ketone, n-propyl alcohol, pentachlorophenol, petroleum ether, propyl nitrite or propyl nitrate or their isomers, toluene or xylene or other chemical substance capable of causing a condition of intoxication, inebriation, excitement, stupefaction or the dulling of the brain or nervous system as a result of the inhalation of the fumes or vapors of such chemical substance.
[18-1502B, added 1993, ch. 154, sec. 1, p. 390; am. 2004, ch. 23, sec. 4, p. 27.]