§968.  Prohibited acts–Schedule III; penalties

A.  Manufacture; distribution.  Except as authorized by this part, it shall be unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally:

(1)  To produce, manufacture, distribute or dispense or possess with intent to produce, manufacture, distribute, or dispense, a controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule III;

(2)  To create, distribute, or possess with intent to distribute, a counterfeit controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule III.  

B.  Penalties for violation of Subsection A.  Any person who violates Subsection A with respect to any controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule III shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment at hard labor for not more than ten years; and, in addition, may be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than fifteen thousand dollars.  

C.  Possession.  It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess a controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule III unless such substance was obtained directly or pursuant to a valid prescription or order from a practitioner, or as provided in R.S. 40:978 or R.S. 40:1239, while acting in the course of his professional practice or except as otherwise authorized by this Part.  Any person who violates this Subsection shall be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than five years and, in addition, may be required to pay a fine of not more than five thousand dollars.  

Added by Acts 1972, No. 634, §1.  Amended by Acts 1973, No. 207, §5; Acts 1991, No. 513, §2.