Maine Revised Statutes

§1106. Unlawfully furnishing scheduled drugs

1-A.   Except as provided in subsection 1-B, a person is guilty of unlawful furnishing of a scheduled drug if the person intentionally or knowingly furnishes what the person knows or believes to be a scheduled drug, which is in fact a scheduled drug, and the drug is:
A. A schedule W drug. Violation of this paragraph is a Class C crime; [2001, c. 383, §121 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]
B. A schedule X drug. Violation of this paragraph is a Class D crime; [2001, c. 383, §121 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]
C. A schedule Y drug. Violation of this paragraph is a Class D crime; or [2001, c. 383, §121 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]
D. A schedule Z drug. Violation of this paragraph is a Class D crime. [2001, c. 383, §121 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]
[ 2001, c. 383, §121 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF) .]
1-B.   A person is not guilty of unlawful furnishing of a scheduled drug if the conduct that constitutes the furnishing is expressly:
A. Authorized by Title 22 or Title 32; or [2001, c. 383, §121 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]
B. Made a civil violation by Title 22. [2001, c. 383, §121 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF).]
[ 2001, c. 383, §121 (NEW); 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF) .]
3.   Proof that the person intentionally or knowingly possesses a scheduled drug that is in fact of a quantity, state or concentration as provided in this subsection, gives rise to a permissible inference under the Maine Rules of Evidence, Rule 303 that the person is unlawfully furnishing that scheduled drug:
A. More than 2 1/2 ounces of marijuana; [2009, c. 67, §1 (AMD).]
B. Seven grams or more of cocaine or 2 grams or more of cocaine in the form of cocaine base; [1999, c. 531, Pt. I, §6 (AMD).]
D. Lysergic acid diethylamide in any of the following quantities or concentrations:
(1) Not less than 25 squares, stamps, tablets or units of any compound, mixture or substance containing a detectable quantity of lysergic acid diethylamide; or
(2) Any quantity of any compound, mixture or substance that, in the aggregate, contains not less than 1,250 micrograms of lysergic acid diethylamide; [2001, c. 419, §16 (AMD).]
E. Seven grams or more of methamphetamine; [2001, c. 419, §17 (AMD).]
F. Forty-five or more pills, capsules, tablets, vials, ampules, syringes or units containing any narcotic drug other than heroin; [2001, c. 419, §18 (NEW).]
G. Any quantity of pills, capsules, tablets, units, compounds, mixtures or substances that, in the aggregate, contains not less than 400 milligrams of oxycodone or not less than 50 milligrams of hydromorphone; or [2001, c. 419, §18 (NEW).]
H. Fifteen or more pills, capsules, tablets or units containing 3, 4 - methylenedioxymethamphetamine, MDMA, or any other drug listed in section 1102, subsection 1, paragraph O. [2001, c. 419, §16 (NEW).]
[ 2009, c. 67, §1 (AMD) .]
5.   If a person uses a motor vehicle to facilitate the unlawful furnishing of a scheduled drug, the court may, in addition to other authorized penalties, suspend the person's driver's license, permit, privilege to operate a motor vehicle or right to apply for or obtain a license for a period not to exceed 5 years. A suspension may not begin until after any period of incarceration is served. If the court suspends a person's driver's license, permit, privilege to operate a motor vehicle or right to apply for or obtain a license, the court shall notify the Secretary of State of the suspension and the court shall take physical custody of the person's license. The Secretary of State may not reinstate the person's driver's license, permit, privilege to operate a motor vehicle or right to apply for or obtain a license unless the person demonstrates that, after having been released and discharged from any period of incarceration that may have been ordered, the person has served the period of suspension ordered by the court.
[ 1993, c. 674, §6 (NEW) .]
6.   It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that the substance furnished is:
A. Industrial hemp; or [2007, c. 346, Pt. B, §1 (NEW).]
B. A residual amount of any scheduled drug that is contained in one or more hypodermic apparatuses if the person is enrolled in a hypodermic apparatus exchange program that is certified by the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and is furnishing the hypodermic apparatuses to an employee of such a program. [2007, c. 346, Pt. B, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2007, c. 346, Pt. B, §1 (RPR) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW). 1987, c. 164, §§3,4 (AMD). 1987, c. 535, §§4,5 (AMD). 1989, c. 253, (AMD). 1989, c. 334, §4 (AMD). 1989, c. 344, §2 (AMD). 1989, c. 384, §3 (AMD). 1989, c. 600, §§A7,8 (AMD). 1989, c. 924, §12 (AMD). 1991, c. 548, §A11 (AMD). 1993, c. 674, §6 (AMD). 1995, c. 635, §5 (AMD). 1999, c. 422, §§7-9 (AMD). 1999, c. 453, §§11,12 (AMD). 1999, c. 531, §§I6,7 (AMD). 2001, c. 383, §§120-123 (AMD). 2001, c. 383, §156 (AFF). 2001, c. 419, §§16-18 (AMD). 2003, c. 61, §6 (AMD). 2007, c. 346, Pt. B, §1 (AMD). 2009, c. 67, §1 (AMD).

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