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155A.21 Unlawful possession of prescription drug---penalty.

1. A person found in possession of a drug limited to dispensation by prescription, unless the drug was so lawfully dispensed, commits a serious misdemeanor.

2. Subsection 1 does not apply to a licensed pharmacy, licensed wholesaler, physician, veterinarian, dentist, podiatrist, therapeutically certified optometrist, a nurse acting under the direction of a physician, or the board of pharmacy examiners, its officers, agents, inspectors, and representatives, nor to a common carrier, manufacturer's representative, or messenger when transporting the drug in the same unbroken package in which the drug was delivered to that person for transportation.

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87 Acts, ch 215, § 21

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