Maintaining a Drug House

In Michigan it is illegal to maintain a drug house. A person who is suspected of maintaining a drug house may face serious consequences as law enforcement takes charges relating to this crime quite seriously. In Michigan, even if a person is not being charged with the crime of maintaining a drug house, they may still face penalties of up to $25,000 by the state. This in addition to the long term ramifications of  this charge, make it important that anyone facing these charges seek representation right away.

Michigan Penal Code

333.7405 Prohibited conduct generally; violation; penalties.

Sec. 7405.

(1) A person:

(a) Who is licensed by the administrator under this article shall not distribute, prescribe, or dispense a controlled substance in violation of section 7333.

(b) Who is a licensee shall not manufacture a controlled substance not authorized by his or her license or distribute, prescribe, or dispense a controlled substance not authorized by his or her license to another licensee or other authorized person, except as authorized by rules promulgated by the administrator.

(c) Shall not refuse an entry into any premises for an inspection authorized by this article.

(d) Shall not knowingly keep or maintain a store, shop, warehouse, dwelling, building, vehicle, boat, aircraft, or other structure or place, that is frequented by persons using controlled substances in violation of this article for the purpose of using controlled substances, or that is used for keeping or selling controlled substances in violation of this article.

(e) Who is a practitioner shall not dispense a prescription for a controlled substance written and signed or transmitted by facsimile, electronic transmission, or other means of communication by a physician prescriber or dentist prescriber licensed to practice in a state other than Michigan, unless the prescription is issued by a physician prescriber or dentist prescriber who is authorized under the laws of that state to practice dentistry, medicine, or osteopathic medicine and surgery and to prescribe controlled substances.

(2) A person who violates subsection (1) is subject to the penalties prescribed in section 7406.