Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 569
Robbery, Arson, Burglary and Related Offenses
Section 569.025

August 28, 2013


Pharmacy robbery in the first degree, definitions, penalty.

569.025. 1. A person commits the crime of pharmacy robbery in the first degree when he forcibly steals any controlled substance from a pharmacy and in the course thereof he, or another participant in the crime:

(1) Causes serious physical injury to any person;

(2) Is armed with a deadly weapon;

(3) Uses or threatens the immediate use of a dangerous instrument against any person; or

(4) Displays or threatens the use of what appears to be a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.

2. For purposes of this section the following terms mean:

(1) "Controlled substance", a drug, substance or immediate precursor in schedules I through V as defined in sections 195.005 to 195.425;

(2) "Pharmacy", any building, warehouse, physician's office, hospital, pharmaceutical house or other structure used in whole or in part for the sale, storage or dispensing of any controlled substance as defined by sections 195.005 to 195.425.

3. Pharmacy robbery in the first degree is a class A felony, but, notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person convicted pursuant to this section shall not be eligible for suspended execution of sentence, parole or conditional release until having served a minimum of ten years of imprisonment.

(L. 1986 S.B. 450, A.L. 1989 S.B. 215 & 58)


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