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§ 18.2-258. Certain premises deemed common nuisance; penalty.


Any office, store, shop, restaurant, dance hall, theater, poolroom, clubhouse, storehouse, warehouse, dwelling house, apartment, building of any kind, vehicle, vessel, boat, or aircraft, which with the knowledge of the owner, lessor, agent of any such lessor, manager, chief executive officer, operator, or tenant thereof, is frequented by persons under the influence of illegally obtained controlled substances or marijuana, as defined in § 54.1-3401, or synthetic cannabinoids, or for the purpose of illegally obtaining possession of, manufacturing or distributing controlled substances, marijuana, or synthetic cannabinoids, or is used for the illegal possession, manufacture or distribution of controlled substances, marijuana, or synthetic cannabinoids shall be deemed a common nuisance. Any such owner, lessor, agent of any such lessor, manager, chief executive officer, operator, or tenant who knowingly permits, establishes, keeps or maintains such a common nuisance is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and, for a second or subsequent offense, a Class 6 felony.


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