2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2C - THE NEW JERSEY CODE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Section 2C:40-17 - Tampering, degree of offense; sentencing requirements.
2C:40-17 Tampering, degree of offense; sentencing requirements.
2. a. Except as provided in subsection b. of this section, a person who knowingly tampers with a cosmetic, drug or food product is guilty of a crime of the third degree, except that nothing herein shall be deemed to preclude a charge for a greater crime under any other provision of Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes.
b.A health care professional or his agent who is authorized to prescribe, dispense or administer medication who knowingly tampers with medicine prescribed for a person is guilty of a crime of the second degree, except that nothing herein shall be deemed to preclude a charge for a greater crime under any other provision of Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes.
c.Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of subsection a. of N.J.S.2C:43-6, any sentence imposed upon a health care professional or his agent pursuant to subsection b. of this section shall include a term of imprisonment. The court may not suspend or make any other noncustodial disposition of a person sentenced pursuant to the provisions of this subsection.
L.1987, c.421, s.2; amended 2007, c.69, s.2.
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