• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly open or maintain any place to manufacture, distribute, or store for the purpose of manufacture or distribution a narcotic or abusive drug.

(b) Any person who violates this section shall be imprisoned for not less than 5 years nor more than 25 years, fined not more than $500,000, or both.

(Aug. 5, 1981, D.C. Law 4-29, § 411, as added June 13, 1990, D.C. Law 8- 138, § 2(e), 37 DCR 2638.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 33-543a.

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 8-50, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 48-901.02.

Law 8-138, the "Omnibus Narcotic and Abusive Drug Interdiction Amendment Act of 1990," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 8-495, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 13, 1990, and March 27, 1990, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on April 17, 1990, it was assigned Act No. 8-194 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.

Miscellaneous Notes

Mayor to implement public information program: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 48-901.02.