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347.  (a) (1) Every person who willfully mingles any poison or
harmful substance with any food, drink, medicine, or pharmaceutical
product or who willfully places any poison or harmful substance in
any spring, well, reservoir, or public water supply, where the person
knows or should have known that the same would be taken by any human
being to his or her injury, is guilty of a felony punishable by
imprisonment in the state prison for two, four, or five years.
   (2) Any violation of paragraph (1) involving the use of a poison
or harmful substance that may cause death if ingested or that causes
the infliction of great bodily injury on any person shall be punished
by an additional term of three years.
   (b) Any person who maliciously informs any other person that a
poison or other harmful substance has been or will be placed in any
food, drink, medicine, pharmaceutical product, or public water
supply, knowing that such report is false, is guilty of a crime
punishable by imprisonment in the state prison, or by imprisonment in
the county jail not to exceed one year.
   (c) The court may impose the maximum fine for each item tampered
with in violation of subdivision (a).

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