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31-12-8. Controlled substances; fee upon conviction; municipal ordinance requirement.

A.     A person convicted of a violation of the provisions of the Controlled Substances Act [30-31-1 NMSA 1978] or a person convicted of distribution or possession of a controlled substance pursuant to municipal ordinance shall be assessed, in addition to any other fee or fine, a fee of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) to defray the costs of chemical and other analyses of controlled substances.   

B.     Every municipality which has enacted an ordinance making possession or distribution of a controlled substance unlawful shall enact an ordinance to require assessment of the fee pursuant to Subsection A of this section and to provide for transmittal of the money collected to the administrative office of the courts pursuant to Section 31-12-9 NMSA 1978, notwithstanding the provisions of Section 35-14-7 NMSA 1978. All fees collected under this section shall be subject to an audit by the state auditor.