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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 084 : POSSESSION AND CONTROL OF REGULATED DRUGS

Subchapter 001 : REGULATED DRUGS

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 4237)
  • § 4237. Selling or dispensing to minors; selling on school grounds

    (a) Dispensing regulated drugs to minors. A person knowingly and unlawfully dispensing any regulated drug to a minor who is at least three years that person's junior shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not more than five years.

    (b) Sale of regulated drugs. A person knowingly and unlawfully selling any regulated drug to a minor shall, in addition to any other penalty, be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not more than 10 years.

    (c) Selling on school grounds. No person shall knowingly and unlawfully:

    (1) dispense or sell a regulated drug to any person on a school bus or on real property owned by a public or private elementary, secondary, or vocational school;

    (2) sell a regulated drug to any person on real property abutting real property owned by a public or private elementary, secondary, or vocational school; or

    (3) dispense a regulated drug to any person in public view on real property abutting real property owned by a school.

    (d) Abutting school property. The selling or dispensing of a regulated drug to a person on property abutting school property is a violation under this section only if it occurs within 500 feet of the school property. Property shall be considered abutting school property if:

    (1) it shares a boundary with school property; or

    (2) it is adjacent to school property and is separated only by a river, stream, or public highway.

    (e) Penalty. A person who violates subsection (c) of this section shall, in addition to any other penalty, be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not more than 10 years.

    (f) Definitions. As used in this section:

    (1) "Minor" means a person under the age of 18.

    (2) "Owned by a school" means owned, leased, controlled, or subcontracted by a school and used frequently by students for educational or recreational activities. (Added 1989, No. 100, § 8; amended 2001, No. 52, § 10; 2003, No. 54, § 8; 2017, No. 113 (Adj. Sess.), § 83.)