Section 13A-12-212


Published: 2015

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Section 13A-12-212

Section 13A-12-212Unlawful possession or receipt of controlled substances.

(a) A person commits the crime of unlawful possession of controlled substance if:



(1) Except as otherwise authorized, he or she possesses a controlled substance enumerated in Schedules I through V.



(2) He or she obtains by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, or subterfuge or by the alteration of a prescription or written order or by the concealment of a material fact or by the use of a false name or giving a false address, a controlled substance enumerated in Schedules I through V or a precursor chemical enumerated in Section 20-2-181.



(b) Unlawful possession of a controlled substance is a Class C felony.

(Acts 1987, No. 87-603, p. 1047, §3; Act 2012-237, p. 445, §2.)