§ 5.26.035. Distribution of non-controlled substance  


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  • (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to distribute or possess with the intent to distribute any substance, which is not a controlled substance, to a person who is over the age of eighteen:

    (1) Upon an express representation that the substance is a controlled substance or that the substance is of such nature or appearance that the recipient will be able to distribute the substance as a controlled substance; or

    (2) Under circumstances which would give a reasonable person reason to believe that the substance is a controlled substance.

    (b) If any one of the following factors is established, there shall be a presumption that distribution of a substance was under circumstances which would give a reasonable person reason to believe that a substance is a controlled substance:

    (1) The substance was packaged in a manner normally used for the illegal distribution of controlled substances;

    (2) The distribution of the substance included an exchange of or demand for money or other consideration for distribution of the substance and the amount of the consideration was substantially in excess of the reasonable value of the substance; or

    (3) The physical appearance of the capsule or other material containing the substance is substantially identical to a specific controlled substance.

(Ord. No. 48-718, § 4, 4-20-2010)