2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 30 - Criminal Offenses
Section 31 Controlled Substances
Section 30-31-20 Trafficking controlled substances; violation.

NM Stat § 30-31-20 (2015) What's This?

30-31-20. Trafficking controlled substances; violation.

A. As used in the Controlled Substances Act, "traffic" means the:

(1) manufacture of a controlled substance enumerated in Schedules I through V or a controlled substance analog as defined in Subsection W of Section 30-31-2 NMSA 1978;

(2) distribution, sale, barter or giving away of:

(a) a controlled substance enumerated in Schedule I or II that is a narcotic drug;

(b) a controlled substance analog of a controlled substance enumerated in Schedule I or II that is a narcotic drug; or

(c) methamphetamine, its salts, isomers and salts of isomers; or

(3) possession with intent to distribute:

(a) a controlled substance enumerated in Schedule I or II that is a narcotic drug;

(b) controlled substance analog of a controlled substance enumerated in Schedule I or II that is a narcotic drug; or

(c) methamphetamine, its salts, isomers and salts of isomers.

B. Except as authorized by the Controlled Substances Act, it is unlawful for a person to intentionally traffic. A person who violates this subsection is:

(1) for the first offense, guilty of a second degree felony and shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978; and

(2) for the second and subsequent offenses, guilty of a first degree felony and shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978.

C. A person who knowingly violates Subsection B of this section within a drug-free school zone excluding private property residentially zoned or used primarily as a residence is guilty of a first degree felony and shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978.

History: 1953 Comp., 54-11-20, enacted by Laws 1972, ch. 84, 20; 1974, ch. 9, 1; 1980, ch. 23, 1; 1987, ch. 68, 2; 1990, ch. 19, 3; 2006, ch. 17, 2.

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