2012 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 7 - OFFENSES AGAINST THE PEACE
Section 16-7-160 - Illegal use of stink bombs or other devices containing foul or offensive odors.


SC Code § 16-7-160 (2012) What's This?

It is unlawful for a person, other than a peace officer engaged in the discharge of his duty, to place or throw a stink bomb, tear-gas bomb, smoke bomb, or similar device which contains foul or offensive odors, may inflict injury, or cause fear sufficient to incite a riot or conditions of panic in or in close proximity to a public building, storehouse, theater, stadium, arena, motion picture theater, private residence, boardinghouse, or other building or structure where people lodge, congregate, or reside.

A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a:

(1) misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than three years or fined not more than three thousand dollars, or both.

(2) felony if he causes serious bodily harm or injury and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than ten years or fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or both. The court may order all or a portion of a fine to be paid to persons injured as a result of the violation to recover necessary medical expenses.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 16-162; 1952 Code Section 16-162; 1942 Code Section 1177-1; 1932 (38) 1534; 1933 (38) 137; 1987 Act No. 50 Section 1; 1993 Act No. 184, Section 23.

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