Common Nuisance Act-“Aiding or Permitting a Nuisance”

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Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 139, Section 20

Whoever knowingly lets premises owned by him, or under his control, for the purposes of prostitution, assignation, lewdness, illegal gaming, or the illegal keeping or sale of alcoholic beverages,
as defined in section 1 of chapter 138,

or the housing of a premises which is licensed under section 12 of said chapter 138 and on or in, such premises, alcoholic beverages are habitually served to persons who are intoxicated or alcoholic beverages are served to persons whom the operators of said premises know or have reason to know will operate a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor in violation of subdivision (1) of section 24 of chapter 90,

or the illegal keeping, sale or manufacture of controlled substances, as defined in section 1 of chapter 94 C, or knowingly permits such premises, while under his control, to be used for such purposes,

or after due notice of any such use omits to take all reasonable measures to eject there from the persons occupying the same as soon as it can lawfully be done, shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not less than three months nor more than one year, or both.