Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-31-41

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.

A.   Except as authorized by the New Mexico Drug and Cosmetic Act [New Mexico Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, Chapter 26, Article 1 NMSA 1978], it is unlawful for any person to intentionally possess anabolic steroids. Any person who violates this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor.   

B.   Except as authorized by the New Mexico Drug and Cosmetic Act [New Mexico Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act], it is unlawful for any person to intentionally distribute or possess with intent to distribute anabolic steroids. Any person who violates this subsection is guilty of a fourth degree felony and shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978.   

C.   Except as authorized by the New Mexico Drug and Cosmetic Act [New Mexico Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act], it is unlawful for any person eighteen years of age or older to intentionally distribute anabolic steroids to a person under eighteen years of age. Any person who violates this subsection is guilty of a third degree felony and shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978.   

D.   A copy of this act shall be distributed to each licensed athletic trainer by the athletic trainers advisory board and displayed prominently in the athletic locker rooms of all state post-secondary and public schools.   

  History: Laws 1987, ch. 271, § 1.