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

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.

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