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§ 3-214. Contaminating water supply or food or drink

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Other Crimes Against the Person
Subtitle 2. Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Related Crimes
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-214
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 451
§ 3-214. Contaminating water supply or food or drink
Contaminating water supply
(a) A person may not knowingly and willfully contaminate, attempt to contaminate, or conspire to contaminate the water of a source or tributary of a water supply, including the waters of a well, spring, brook, lake, pond, stream, river, or reservoir by adding disease germs, bacteria, poison, or poisonous matter, if the water supply is used or is usable for drinking or domestic purposes.
Contaminating food or drink
(b) A person may not knowingly and willfully contaminate, attempt to contaminate, or conspire to contaminate any drink, food, food product, or food supply by adding disease germs, bacteria, poison, or poisonous matter.
Penalty
(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 20 years.

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Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 27, § 451.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-214, MD CRIM LAW § 3-214
Current through legislation effective through May 16, 2022, from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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