2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2C - THE NEW JERSEY CODE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Section 2C:35B-3 - Definitions regarding civil actions against drug dealers


NJ Rev Stat § 2C:35B-3 (2013) What's This?

2C:35B-3. Definitions regarding civil actions against drug dealers
3.As used in this act:

a."Marketing of controlled dangerous substances" means the illegal distributing, dispensing, or possessing with intent to distribute, a specified controlled dangerous substance.

b."Individual user of controlled dangerous substance" means the individual whose illegal use of a specified controlled dangerous substance is the basis of an action brought under this act.

c."Level 1 offense" means:

(1)possessing with intent to distribute less than four ounces of a specified controlled dangerous substance as defined in this section;

(2)distributing or dispensing less than one ounce of a specified controlled dangerous substance as defined in this section;

(3)possessing with intent to distribute 25 or more but less than 50 marijuana plants;

(4)possessing with intent to distribute less than four pounds of marijuana, or

(5)distributing or dispensing more than 28.5 grams of marijuana.

d."Level 2 offense" means:

(1)possessing with intent to distribute four ounces or more but less than eight ounces of a specified controlled dangerous substance as defined in this section;

(2)distributing or dispensing one ounce or more but less than two ounces of a specified controlled dangerous substance as defined in this section;

(3)possessing with intent to distribute 50 or more but less than 75 marijuana plants;

(4)possessing with intent to distribute four pounds or more but less than eight pounds of marijuana, or

(5)distributing or dispensing more than one pound but less than five pounds of marijuana.

e."Level 3 offense" means:

(1)possessing with intent to distribute eight ounces or more but less than 16 ounces of a specified controlled dangerous substance as defined in this section;

(2)distributing or dispensing two ounces or more but less than four ounces of a specified controlled dangerous substance as defined in this section;

(3)possessing with intent to distribute 75 or more but less than 100 marijuana plants;

(4)possessing with intent to distribute eight pounds or more but less than 16 pounds of marijuana, or

(5)distributing or dispensing more than five pounds but less than 10 pounds of marijuana.

f."Level 4 offense" means:

(1)possessing with intent to distribute 16 ounces or more of a specified controlled dangerous substance as defined in this section;

(2)distributing or dispensing four ounces or more of a specified controlled dangerous substance as defined in this section;

(3)possessing with intent to distribute 100 or more marijuana plants;

(4)possessing with intent to distribute 16 pounds or more of marijuana, or

(5)distributing or dispensing more than 10 pounds of marijuana.

g."Participate in the illegal marketing of controlled dangerous substances" means to transport, import into this State, distribute, dispense, sell, possess with intent to distribute, or offer to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, in violation of any of the provisions of chapter 35 of Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes. "Participate in the marketing of controlled dangerous substances" does not include the purchase or receipt of a controlled dangerous substance for personal use only.

h."Person" means any natural person, association, partnership, corporation or other entity.

i."Period of illegal use" means, in relation to the individual user of a controlled dangerous substance, the time of the individual's first illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance to the accrual of the cause of action.

j."Place of illegal activity" means, in relation to the individual user of a specified controlled dangerous substance, each county in which the individual illegally possess or uses a specified controlled dangerous substance.

k."Place of participation" means, in relation to a defendant in an action brought under this act, each county in which the defendant participates in the marketing of controlled dangerous substances.

l."Specified controlled dangerous substance" means heroin, cocaine, lysergic acid diethylamide, phencyclidine, methamphetamine, phenyl-2-propanone (P2P) and any other controlled dangerous substance specified under the provisions of N.J.S.2C:35-5 as being unlawful to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, or to possess or have under a person's control with intent to manufacture, distribute or dispense.

L.2001, c.114, s.3.


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