Section 13A-9-91

Illegal possession of food stamps in the first, second, and third degree.

(a) A person commits the crime of illegal possession of food stamps if:

(1) He or she knowingly uses, transfers, acquires, alters, or possesses food stamp coupons or food stamp authorization cards in any manner not authorized by the Food Stamp Act of 1977, 7 U.S.C. § 2011 et seq., or the regulations issued pursuant to the act; or

(2) He or she presents or causes to be presented food stamp coupons for payment or redemption knowing the same to have been received, transferred, or used in any manner not authorized by the Food Stamp Act of 1977, 7 U.S.C. § 2011 et seq., or the regulations pursuant to the act.

(b) Illegal possession of food stamps which exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) in value constitutes illegal possession of food stamps in the first degree and is a Class B felony.

(c) Illegal possession of food stamps which exceed five hundred dollars ($500) in value but do not exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) in value constitutes illegal possession of food stamps in the second degree and is a Class C felony.

(d) Illegal possession of food stamps which do not exceed five hundred dollars ($500) in value constitutes illegal possession of food stamps in the third degree and is a Class A misdemeanor.

(Acts 1987, No. 87-710, p. 1255, §2; Act 2003-355, p. 962, §1.)