Section 47A of chapter 94C of the General Laws, as so appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any controlled substance confirmed as fentanyl after the required chemical analysis has been performed, in accordance with this section, shall be delivered to the department of state police to be destroyed or disposed of in any way not prohibited by law. Such analysis shall be performed by a chemist of the department of state police or by a chemist at the University of Massachusetts medical school who shall issue a signed certificate, on oath, of the results of the analysis confirming said seized controlled substance as fentanyl. Such certificate shall be sworn to before a justice of the peace or a notary public and shall be prima facie evidence of the composition and quality of such fentanyl when introduced as evidence before a grand jury or any court proceeding in the commonwealth.
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