Rhode Island General Laws Title 21. Food and Drugs § 21-28-4.06. Prohibited acts F--Places used for unlawful sale, use, or keeping of controlled substances

(a) Any store, shop, warehouse, building, vehicle, aircraft, vessel, or any place which is used for the unlawful sale, use, or keeping of a controlled substance shall be deemed a common nuisance.

(b) Any person who violates this section with respect to:

(1) Knowingly keeping and maintaining a common nuisance as described in subsection (a) may be imprisoned for not more than five (5) years, and fined not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or both;

(2) Knowingly permitting any store, shop, warehouse, building, vehicle, aircraft, vessel, or any place which is owned or controlled by him or her to be used as a common nuisance may be imprisoned for not more than fifteen (15) years, and fined not more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), or both;

(3) Knowingly visiting a common nuisance as described in subsection (a) for the purpose of using or taking in any manner any controlled substance may be imprisoned for not more than one year and fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500).


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