Simple Burglary of a Pharmacy — Louisiana

During the 2017 legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers completely repealed this statute. Commencing August 1, 2017, the following crime no longer exists. This offense is now prosecuted under La R.S. 14:67

 Simple Burglary of a Pharmacy — La R.S. 14:62.1

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Simple burglary of a pharmacy is the unauthorized entry of any building, warehouse, physician’s office, hospital, pharmaceutical house, or other structure used in whole or in part for the sale, storage and/or dispensing of controlled dangerous substances*, with the intent to commit the theft of any drug which is defined as a controlled dangerous substance* as set forth in R.S. 40:961(7).

Penalty

Whoever commits the crime of Burglary of a Pharmacy shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than one nor more than 10 years.  At least 1 year of the sentence shall be imposed without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

On a second or subsequent conviction, the offender shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than 2 to 12 years.  At least 2 years of the sentence shall be imposed without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

Note

*”Controlled dangerous substance” means any substance defined, enumerated, or included in federal or state statute or regulations, or any substance which may be designated as a controlled dangerous substance by amendment of supplementation of such regulations or statute.  The term shall not include distilled spirits, wine, malt beverages, or tobacco.

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If you are facing any kind of Burglary charge in southern Louisiana, contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. We have the experience that you need to ensure that your rights are protected!

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