It is illegal to manufacture imitation cocaine.
Background information (if available):
13-3453. Manufacture or distribution of imitation controlled substance; prohibited acts; classification
A. It is unlawful for a person to manufacture, distribute or possess with intent to distribute an imitation controlled substance.
B. It is no defense to prosecution under this section that the defendant believed the imitation controlled substance to be a legitimate controlled substance.
C. A person who violates subsection A by the manufacture, distribution or possession of with intent to distribute an imitation controlled substance as a controlled substance is guilty of a class 6 felony.
D. Any person of the age of eighteen years or older who violates subsection A with respect to any person under the age of eighteen years is guilty of a class 5 felony.