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§ 5-604. Counterfeit substance

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal LawEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Controlled Dangerous Substances, Prescriptions, and Other Substances (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Crimes Involving Controlled Dangerous Substances and Paraphernalia (Refs & Annos)
Part I. Primary Crimes
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 5-604
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 277; MD CODE Art. 27, § 286
§ 5-604. Counterfeit substance
“Counterfeit substance” defined
(a) In this section, “counterfeit substance” means a controlled dangerous substance, or its container or labeling, that:
(1) without authorization, bears a likeness of the trademark, trade name, or other identifying mark, imprint, number, or device of a manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser other than the actual manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser; and
(2) thereby falsely purports or is represented to be the product of, or to have been distributed by, the other manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser.
Prohibited--In general
(b) Except as otherwise provided in this title, a person may not:
(1) create or distribute a counterfeit substance; or
(2) possess a counterfeit substance with intent to distribute it.
Prohibited--Equipment to create counterfeit substance
(c) Except as otherwise provided in this title, a person may not manufacture, distribute, or possess equipment that is designed to print, imprint, or reproduce an authentic or imitation trademark, trade name, other identifying mark, imprint, number, or device of another onto a drug or the container or label of a drug, rendering the drug a counterfeit substance.


Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Amended by Acts 2006, c. 327, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2006; Acts 2015, c. 490, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015; Acts 2016, c. 515, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
Formerly Art. 27, §§ 277, 286.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 5-604, MD CRIM LAW § 5-604
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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