The department and all law enforcement agencies charged with enforcing this act shall cooperate with federal and other state agencies in discharging their responsibilities concerning traffic in controlled substances and in suppressing the abuse of controlled substances. To this end, they are authorized to:

(1)  Arrange for the exchange of information between governmental officials concerning the use and abuse of dangerous substances.

Terms Used In Utah Code 58-37-12

  • Controlled substance: means a drug or substance:
(A) included in Schedules I, II, III, IV, or V of Section 58-37-4;
(B) included in Schedules I, II, III, IV, or V of the federal Controlled Substances Act, Title II, P. See Utah Code 32B-6-805
  • Department: means the Department of Commerce. See Utah Code 32B-6-805
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Drug: means :
    (A) a substance recognized in the official United States Pharmacopoeia, Official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, or Official National Formulary, or any supplement to any of them, intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans or animals;
    (B) a substance that is required by any applicable federal or state law or rule to be dispensed by prescription only or is restricted to administration by practitioners only;
    (C) a substance other than food intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of humans or other animals; and
    (D) substances intended for use as a component of any substance specified in Subsections (1)(r)(i)(A), (B), and (C). See Utah Code 32B-6-805
  • State: means the state of Utah. See Utah Code 32B-6-805
  • United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • use: means the joint or individual ownership, control, occupancy, holding, retaining, belonging, maintaining, or the application, inhalation, swallowing, injection, or consumption, as distinguished from distribution, of controlled substances and includes individual, joint, or group possession or use of controlled substances. See Utah Code 32B-6-805
  • (2)  Coordinate and cooperate in training programs in controlled substance law enforcement at the local and state levels.

    (3)  Cooperate with the United States Department of Justice and the Utah Department of Public Safety by establishing a centralized unit which will receive, catalog, file, and collect statistics, including records of drug-dependent persons and other controlled substance law offenders within the state, and make the information available for federal, state, and local law enforcement purposes.

    (4)  Conduct programs of eradication aimed at destroying the wild or illicit growth of plant species from which controlled substances may be extracted.

    Amended by Chapter 64, 1997 General Session