2020 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 13 - Controlled Substances
Article 3 - Dangerous Drugs
§ 16-13-78. Obtaining or Attempting to Obtain Dangerous Drugs by Fraud, Forgery, or Concealment of Material Fact

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-13-78 (2020)
  1. No person shall obtain or attempt to obtain any dangerous drug or attempt to procure the administration of any such drug by:
    1. Fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, or subterfuge;
    2. The forgery or alteration of any prescription or of any written order;
    3. The concealment of a material fact; or
    4. The use of a false name or the giving of a false address.
  2. Any person violating subsection (a) of this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
  3. Nothing in this Code section shall apply to drug manufacturers or their agents or employees when such manufacturers or their agents or employees are authorized to engage in and are actually engaged in investigative activities directed toward the safeguarding of the manufacturer's trademark.

(Code 1933, § 79A-9910, enacted by Ga. L. 1967, p. 296, § 1; Ga. L. 1970, p. 461, § 1.)


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 25 Am. Jur. 2d, Drugs and Controlled Substances, §§ 196, 197, 203, 204, 205.


- 28 C.J.S., Drugs and Narcotics, § 169.


- Procuring signature by fraud as forgery, 11 A.L.R.3d 1074.

Construction of provision of Uniform Narcotic Drug Act or similar statute dealing with obtaining or procuring the administration of a narcotic drug by fraud or deceit, 25 A.L.R.3d 1118.

Marijuana, psilocybin, peyote, or similar drugs of vegetable origin as narcotics for purposes of drug prosecution, 50 A.L.R.3d 1164.

LSD, STP, MDA, or other chemically synthesized hallucinogenic or psychedelic substances as narcotics for purposes of drug prosecution, 50 A.L.R.3d 1284.

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