drug-free zone

noun

: a statutorily designated area or place (as a public park or beach or a school bus) within which the distribution of or possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance is an aggravated felony
especially : such an area including and extending outward usually 1000 feet from the real property of a public or private school
it is irrelevant whether a person is aware that he or she is carrying on the prohibited drug activity in a drug-free zone State v. Silva-Baltazar, 886 P.2d 138 (1994)

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“Drug-free zone.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/drug-free%20zone. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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