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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 499
DRUG, COSMETIC, AND HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS
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Section 499.0051, Florida Statutes 2003

499.0051  Criminal acts involving contraband or adulterated drugs.--

(1)  FAILURE TO MAINTAIN OR DELIVER PEDIGREE PAPERS.--

(a)  A person, other than a manufacturer, engaged in the wholesale distribution of legend drugs who fails to deliver to another person complete and accurate pedigree papers concerning a legend drug or contraband legend drug prior to transferring the legend drug or contraband legend drug to another person commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(b)  A person engaged in the wholesale distribution of legend drugs who fails to acquire complete and accurate pedigree papers concerning a legend drug or contraband legend drug prior to obtaining the legend drug or contraband legend drug from another person commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(c)  Any person who knowingly destroys, alters, conceals, or fails to maintain complete and accurate pedigree papers concerning any legend drug or contraband legend drug in his or her possession commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(2)  FAILURE TO AUTHENTICATE PEDIGREE PAPERS.--

(a)1.  A person engaged in the wholesale distribution of legend drugs who is in possession of documents required under s. 499.0121(6)(e) and who fails to authenticate the matters contained in the documents and who nevertheless attempts to further distribute legend drugs or contraband legend drugs commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

2.  A person in possession of documents required under s. 499.0121(6)(e) who falsely swears or certifies that he or she has authenticated the matters contained in the documents commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

3.  This paragraph expires July 1, 2006.

(b)  Effective July 1, 2006:

1.  A person engaged in the wholesale distribution of legend drugs who is in possession of pedigree papers concerning legend drugs or contraband legend drugs and who fails to authenticate the matters contained in the pedigree papers and who nevertheless attempts to further distribute legend drugs or contraband legend drugs commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

2.  A person in possession of pedigree papers concerning legend drugs or contraband legend drugs who falsely swears or certifies that he or she has authenticated the matters contained in the pedigree papers commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(3)  FORGERY OF PEDIGREE PAPERS.--A person who knowingly forges, counterfeits, or falsely creates any pedigree paper; who falsely represents any factual matter contained on any pedigree paper; or who knowingly omits to record material information required to be recorded in a pedigree paper, commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(4)  PURCHASE OR RECEIPT OF LEGEND DRUG FROM UNAUTHORIZED PERSON.--A person who knowingly purchases or receives from a person not authorized to distribute legend drugs under this chapter a legend drug in a wholesale distribution transaction commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(5)  SALE OR TRANSFER OF LEGEND DRUG TO UNAUTHORIZED PERSON.--A person who knowingly sells or transfers to a person not authorized to purchase or possess legend drugs, under the law of the jurisdiction in which the person receives the drug, a legend drug in a wholesale distribution transaction commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(6)  SALE OR DELIVERY, OR POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO SELL, CONTRABAND LEGEND DRUGS.--A person who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of any amount of contraband legend drugs, who knowingly sells or delivers, or who possesses with intent to sell or deliver any amount of contraband legend drugs, commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(7)  FORGERY OF PRESCRIPTION OR LEGEND DRUG LABELS.--A person who knowingly forges, counterfeits, or falsely creates any prescription label or legend drug label, or who falsely represents any factual matter contained on any prescription label or legend drug label, commits a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

History.--s. 5, ch. 2003-155.

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