AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PUNISHMENT FOR BREAKING AND ENTERING A PHARMACY.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Makes changes to proposed GS 14-54.2 as follows. Adds controlled substance to the defined terms. Modifies the offenses created, now making it a Class D felony for any person who breaks or enters a pharmacy with the intent to commit a larceny of a controlled substance (previously, with the intent to commit the theft of opioids). Makes conforming changes to the additional Class F felony offense created for receiving or possessing controlled substances stolen during the breaking or entering of a pharmacy if the person knows or has reasonable grounds to believe the controlled substances were stolen. Makes clarifying changes and corrects the statutory reference in the forfeiture provision, clarifying that any interest a person has acquired or maintained in property obtained in violation of the statute is subject to forfeiture pursuant to the procedures set forth by GS 90-112 (forfeiture under the Controlled Substances Act; was, GS 18B-504, forfeiture under the ABC laws).
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