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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 25C
Supply of drugs causing death
25C Supply of drugs causing death
(1) A person is guilty of an offence under this section if--
(a) the person
supplies a prohibited drug to another person for financial or material gain,
(b) the drug is self-administered by another person (whether or not the
person to whom the drug was supplied), and
(c) the self-administration of the
drug causes or substantially causes the death of that other person.
penalty--Imprisonment for 20 years.
(2) In proceedings for an offence under
this section, it is necessary to prove that the accused knew, or ought
reasonably to have known, that supplying the prohibited drug would expose
another person (whether or not the person to whom the drug was supplied) to a
significant risk of death as a result of the self-administration of the drug.
(3) A person does not commit an offence under this section for supplying a
prohibited drug if the person is authorised to supply the drug under the
Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 .
(4) Proceedings for an offence
under this section may only be instituted by or with the approval of the
Director of Public Prosecutions.
(5) Section 18 does not apply to an offence
under this section.
(6) In this section--
"prohibited drug" means any substance specified in Schedule 1 to the
Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 , but does not include a prohibited
plant within the meaning of that Act.
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