Arkansas Code Title 5. Criminal Offenses § 5-64-403. Controlled substances--Fraudulent practices




(a) It is unlawful for a person to knowingly:

(1) Distribute as a practitioner a Schedule I or Schedule II controlled substance, except under an order form as required by § 5-64-307 ;

(2) Acquire or obtain possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception, subterfuge, or theft;

(3) Furnish false or fraudulent material information in or omit any material information from any record, application, report, or other document required to be kept or filed under this chapter;

(4) Make, distribute, or possess any punch, die, plate, stone, or other thing designed to print, imprint, or reproduce the trademark, trade name, or other identifying mark, imprint, or device of another person or any likeness of any trademark, trade name, or other identifying mark, imprint, or device of another person upon any drug or container or labeling of a drug or container so as to render the drug a counterfeit substance;  or

(5)(A) Agree, consent, or in any manner offer to unlawfully sell, furnish, transport, administer, or give any controlled substance to any person or to arrange for any action described in this subdivision (a)(5)(A), and then to substitute a noncontrolled substance in lieu of the controlled substance bargained for.

(B) The proffer of a controlled substance creates a rebuttable presumption of knowingly agreeing, consenting, or offering to sell, furnish, transport, administer, or give a noncontrolled substance that does not require additional showing of specific purpose to substitute a noncontrolled substance.

(b) A person who violates:

(1) Subdivision (a)(1), subdivision (a)(2), subdivision (a)(3), or subdivision (a)(4) of this section upon conviction is guilty of a Class D felony;  or

(2) Subdivision (a)(5) of this section with respect to a noncontrolled substance represented to be a controlled substance classified in:

(A) Schedule I or Schedule II upon conviction is guilty of a Class C felony;

(B) Schedule III, Schedule IV, or Schedule V upon conviction is guilty of a Class D felony;  or

(C) Schedule VI upon conviction is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

(c) A second or subsequent offense of attempt to violate subdivision (a)(1), subdivision (a)(2), subdivision (a)(3), or subdivision (a)(4) of this section is a Class D felony.





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