CHAPTER 22. ASSAULTIVE OFFENSES
§ 22.09. TAMPERING WITH CONSUMER PRODUCT.
(a) In this
(1) "Consumer Product" means any product offered for
sale to or for consumption by the public and includes "food" and
"drugs" as those terms are defined in Section 431.002, Health and
(2) "Tamper" means to alter or add a foreign substance
to a consumer product to make it probable that the consumer product
will cause serious bodily injury.
(b) A person commits an offense if he knowingly or
intentionally tampers with a consumer product knowing that the
consumer product will be offered for sale to the public or as a gift
(c) A person commits an offense if he knowingly or
intentionally threatens to tamper with a consumer product with the
intent to cause fear, to affect the sale of the consumer product, or
to cause bodily injury to any person.
(d) An offense under Subsection (b) is a felony of the
second degree unless a person suffers serious bodily injury, in
which event it is a felony of the first degree. An offense under
Subsection (c) is a felony of the third degree.