Section 17 Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 | Obtaining Prohibited Drug by False Representation


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Section 17 of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 is Obtaining Prohibited Drug by False Representation and is extracted below.

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17 Obtaining prohibited drug by false representation

A person who knowingly by any false representation (whether verbal, or in writing, or by conduct), obtains or attempts to obtain a prohibited drug from a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, midwife practitioner, dentist, pharmacist or veterinary practitioner is guilty of an offence.

The penalty is a fine of 20 penalty units or imprisonment for a term of 2 years, or both.