2012 Missouri Revised Statutes
Chapter 195 Drug Regulations
Section 195.253 Public nuisances--defendants in suits to enjoin.

MO Rev Stat § 195.253 (2012) What's This?

Public nuisances--defendants in suits to enjoin.

195.253. 1. Any store, shop, warehouse, dwelling, building, vehicle, boat, aircraft or other structure or place, which is resorted to for the purpose of possessing, keeping, transporting, distributing or manufacturing controlled substances shall be deemed a public nuisance.

2. The attorney general, circuit attorney or prosecuting attorney may, in addition to any criminal prosecutions, prosecute a suit in equity to enjoin the public nuisance. If the court finds that the owner of the room, building or structure knew or had reason to believe that the premises were being used for the illegal use, keeping or selling of controlled substances, the court may order that the premises shall not be occupied or used for such period as the court may determine, not to exceed one year.

3. All persons, including owners, lessees, officers, agents, inmates or employees, aiding or facilitating such a nuisance may be made defendants in any suit to enjoin the nuisance.

(L. 1989 S.B. 215 & 58)

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