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Legal Statutes: South Dakota

UPDATED May 26, 2017

South Dakota Statutes

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Chapter 22-42. Controlled Substances and Marijuana

back to top22-42-3. Unauthorized manufacture, distribution, counterfeiting or possession of Schedule III substances as felony--Mandatory sentences

Except as authorized by this chapter or chapter 34-20B, no person may manufacture, distribute, or dispense a controlled drug or substance listed in Schedule III; possess with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense a substance listed in Schedule III; create or distribute a counterfeit substance listed in Schedule III; or possess with intent to distribute a counterfeit substance listed in Schedule III. A violation of this section is a Class 5 felony. However, the distribution of a substance listed in Schedule III to a minor is a Class 3 felony. A first conviction under this section shall be punished by a mandatory sentence in the state penitentiary or county jail of at least thirty days, which sentence may not be suspended. A second or subsequent conviction under this section shall be punished by a mandatory penitentiary or county jail sentence of at least one year, which sentence may not be suspended. However, a first conviction for distribution to a minor under this section shall be punished by a mandatory sentence in the state penitentiary or county jail of at least ninety days, which sentence may not be suspended. A second or subsequent conviction for distribution to a minor under this section shall be punished by a mandatory sentence in the state penitentiary of at least two years, which sentence may not be suspended. A civil penalty may be imposed, in addition to any criminal penalty, upon a conviction of a violation of this section not to exceed ten thousand dollars.

SL 1970, ch 229, § 10 (a) (1), (2), (b) (2); SL 1971, ch 225, § 2; SDCL Supp, §§ 39-17-88, 39-17-89, 39-17-91; SL 1976, ch 158, § 42-3; SL 1977, ch 189, § 90; SL 1982, ch 179, § 2; SL 1983, ch 178, § 2; SL 1986, ch 185, § 2; SL 2013, ch 101, § 56.