2020 Maryland Statutes
Criminal Law
Title 5 - Controlled Dangerous Substances, Prescriptions, and Other Substances
Subtitle 6 - Crimes Involving Controlled Dangerous Substances and Paraphernalia
Part I - Primary Crimes
Section 5-604 - Counterfeit Substance

    (a)    In this section, “counterfeit substance” means a controlled dangerous substance, or its container or labeling, that:

        (1)    without authorization, bears a likeness of the trademark, trade name, or other identifying mark, imprint, number, or device of a manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser other than the actual manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser; and

        (2)    thereby falsely purports or is represented to be the product of, or to have been distributed by, the other manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser.

    (b)    Except as otherwise provided in this title, a person may not:

        (1)    create or distribute a counterfeit substance; or

        (2)    possess a counterfeit substance with intent to distribute it.

    (c)    Except as otherwise provided in this title, a person may not manufacture, distribute, or possess equipment that is designed to print, imprint, or reproduce an authentic or imitation trademark, trade name, other identifying mark, imprint, number, or device of another onto a drug or the container or label of a drug, rendering the drug a counterfeit substance.

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