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21-5430. Distribution of a controlled substance causing great bodily harm or death. (a) Distribution of a controlled substance causing great bodily harm is distributing a controlled substance in violation of K.S.A. 21-5705, and amendments thereto, when great bodily harm results from the use of such controlled substance.

(b) Distribution of a controlled substance causing death is distributing a controlled substance in violation of K.S.A. 21-5705, and amendments thereto, when death results from the use of such controlled substance.

(c) (1) Distribution of a controlled substance causing great bodily harm is a nondrug severity level 5, person felony.

(2) Distribution of a controlled substance causing death is a nondrug severity level 1, person felony.

(d) It shall not be a defense that the user contributed to the user's own great bodily harm or death by using the controlled substance or consenting to the administration of the controlled substance by another.

(e) As used in this section:

(1) "Controlled substance" has the same meaning as defined in K.S.A. 21-5701, and amendments thereto, and also includes "controlled substance analog" as defined in K.S.A. 21-5701, and amendment thereto;

(2) "distribute" has the same meaning as defined in K.S.A. 21-5701, and amendments thereto; and

(3) "use" means injection, inhalation, ingestion or other introduction into the body.

(f) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas criminal code.

History: L. 2013, ch. 20, ยง 1; July 1.


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