Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.71

  • Controlled substance: means a controlled dangerous substance as defined and covered by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law, R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • Illegal controlled substance: means cocaine, phencyclidine, heroin, or methamphetamine and any other illegal controlled dangerous substance the possession or distribution of which is a violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law, R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • Marketing of an illegal controlled substance: means the possession with intent to distribute or distribution of a specified illegal controlled substance which is a violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law, R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • Person: means a natural person, governmental entity, or corporation, partnership,  firm, trust, or incorporated or unincorporated association, existing under or authorized by the laws of this state, another state, or a foreign country. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62

A.  It is a defense to any action brought pursuant to this Chapter that the person who possessed with the intent to distribute or  distributed a controlled substance did so under the authority of law as a licensed physician or practitioner, as an ultimate user of the controlled substance pursuant to a lawful prescription, or as a person otherwise authorized by law.

B.  A law enforcement officer or agency, the state, or any person acting at the direction of a law enforcement officer or agency or the state is not liable for participating in the marketing of an illegal controlled substance, if the participation is in furtherance of an official investigation.

Acts 1997, No. 719, §1.