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     22-42-4.   Unauthorized manufacture, distribution, counterfeiting or possession of Schedule IV substances as felony--Mandatory sentences. Except as authorized by this chapter or chapter 34-20B, no person may manufacture, distribute, or dispense a controlled drug or substance listed in Schedule IV; possess with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense a substance listed in Schedule IV; create or distribute a counterfeit substance listed in Schedule IV; or possess with intent to distribute a counterfeit substance listed in Schedule IV. A violation of this section is a Class 6 felony. However, the distribution of a substance listed in Schedule IV to a minor is a Class 4 felony. A first conviction under this section shall be punished by a mandatory sentence in the state penitentiary or county jail of at least thirty days, which sentence may not be suspended. A second or subsequent conviction under this section shall be punished by a mandatory penitentiary or county jail sentence of at least one year, which sentence may not be suspended. A civil penalty may be imposed, in addition to any criminal penalty, upon a conviction of a violation of this section not to exceed ten thousand dollars. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, a violation of this section with respect to distribution of Flunitrazepam to a minor is a Class 4 felony, but in all other cases under this section is a Class 5 felony.

Source: SL 1970, ch 229, § 10 (a) (1), (2), (b) (3); SL 1973, ch 261; SDCL Supp, §§ 39-17-88, 39-17-89, 39-17-92; SL 1976, ch 158, § 42-4; SL 1977, ch 189, § 91; SL 1982, ch 179, § 3; SL 1983, ch 178, § 3; SL 1986, ch 185, § 3; SL 1999, ch 174, § 3; SL 2013, ch 101, § 57.


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