CALCRIM No. 2335. Possession With Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine or N- ethylamphetamine (Health & Saf. Code, § 11383.5(a))
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(ii) Possession of Materials
2335.Possession With Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine
or N-ethylamphetamine (Health & Saf. Code, § 11383.5(a))
The defendant is charged [in Count ] with possessing substances
with the intent to manufacture (methamphetamine/N-ethylamphetamine)
[in violation of Health and Safety Code section 11383.5(a)].
To prove that the defendant is guilty of this crime, the People must
1. The defendant possessed both (methylamine and
phenyl-2-propanone/ethylamine and phenyl-2-propanone) at the
2. When the defendant possessed both those substances, (he/she)
intended to use them to manufacture (methamphetamine/N-
[Two or more people may possess something at the same time.]
[A person does not have to actually hold or touch something to possess
it. It is enough if the person has (control over it/ [or] the right to control
it), either personally or through another person.]
New January 2006; Revised June 2007
The court has a sua sponte duty to give this instruction defining the elements of the
If the defendant is charged with possessing isomers or precursor chemicals under
Health and Safety Code section 11383.5(c), (d), (e), or (f), give CALCRIM No.
2338, Possession of Isomers or Precursors With Intent to Manufacture Controlled
Substance, instead of this instruction.
• Elements. Health & Saf. Code, § 11383.5(a).
• Constructive vs. Actual Possession. People v. Barnes (1997) 57 Cal.App.4th 552,
556 [67 Cal.Rptr.2d 162].
• Specific Intent Required. People v. Jenkins (1979) 91 Cal.App.3d 579, 583 [154
2 Witkin & Epstein, California Criminal Law (4th ed. 2012) Crimes Against Public
Peace and Welfare, § 134.
6 Millman, Sevilla & Tarlow, California Criminal Defense Practice, Ch. 145,
Narcotics and Alcohol Offenses, § 145.01[a], [d], [d] (Matthew Bender).
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