New Mexico Statutes Chapter 30. Criminal Offenses § 30-22-14.1. Bringing contraband into a juvenile detention facility or juvenile correctional facility;  penalty

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A. Bringing contraband into a juvenile detention facility or juvenile correctional facility consists of carrying, transporting or depositing contraband onto the grounds of any facility designated by the children, youth and families department for the detention or commitment of children.  Whoever commits bringing contraband into a juvenile correctional facility is guilty of a third degree felony.  Whoever commits bringing contraband into a juvenile detention facility is guilty of a fourth degree felony.

B. As used in this section, “contraband” means:

(1) any deadly weapon, as defined in Section 30-1-12 NMSA 1978, or an essential component part thereof, including ammunition, explosive devices and explosive materials, but does not include a weapon carried by a peace officer in the lawful discharge of his duties;

(2) currency brought onto the grounds of a juvenile detention facility or juvenile correctional facility and not declared upon entry to the facility for the purpose of transfer to a child detained in or committed to the facility, but does not include currency carried into areas designated by the facility administrator as areas for the deposit and receipt of currency for credit to a child's account before contact is made with any child;

(3) any alcoholic beverage brought within the physical confines of the juvenile detention or juvenile correctional facility;  or

(4) any controlled substance, as defined in the Controlled Substances Act, but does not include a controlled substance carried into a juvenile detention facility or juvenile correctional facility through regular facility channels and pursuant to the direction or prescription of a regularly licensed physician.

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