OREGON DRUG CRIMES GUIDE

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   ORS 475.816 Unlawful manufacture of methadone.

  (1) Except as authorized by ORS 475.005 to 475.285 and 475.752 to 475.980, it is unlawful for any person to manufacture methadone.

   (2) Unlawful manufacture of methadone is a Class B felony. [2011 c.524 §16]

   ORS 475.818 Unlawful manufacture of methadone within 1,000 feet of school.

  (1) Except as authorized by ORS 475.005 to 475.285 and 475.752 to 475.980, it is unlawful for any person to manufacture methadone within 1,000 feet of the real property comprising a public or private elementary, secondary or career school attended primarily by minors.

   (2) Unlawful manufacture of methadone within 1,000 feet of a school is a Class A felony. [2011 c.524 §17]

    ORS 475.820 Unlawful delivery of methadone.

  (1) Except as authorized by ORS 475.005 to 475.285 and 475.752 to 475.980, it is unlawful for any person to deliver methadone.

   (2) Unlawful delivery of methadone is a Class B felony.

   (3) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, unlawful delivery of methadone is a Class A felony if the delivery is to a person under 18 years of age. [2011 c.524 §18]

   ORS 475.822 Unlawful delivery of methadone within 1,000 feet of school.

  (1) Except as authorized by ORS 475.005 to 475.285 and 475.752 to 475.980, it is unlawful for any person to deliver methadone within 1,000 feet of the real property comprising a public or private elementary, secondary or career school attended primarily by minors.

   (2) Unlawful delivery of methadone within 1,000 feet of a school is a Class A felony. [2011 c.524 §19]

   ORS 475.824 Unlawful possession of methadone. 

  (1) It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess methadone unless the methadone was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by ORS 475.005 to 475.285 and 475.752 to 475.980.

      (2)(a) Unlawful possession of methadone is a Class A misdemeanor.

      (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, unlawful possession of methadone is a Class C felony if:

      (A) The person possesses a usable quantity of methadone and:

      (i) At the time of the possession, the person has a prior felony conviction;

      (ii) At the time of the possession, the person has two or more prior convictions for unlawful possession of a usable quantity of a controlled substance; or

      (iii) The possession is a commercial drug offense under ORS 475.900 (1)(b); or

      (B) The person possesses 40 or more user units of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methadone. [2011 c.524 §20; 2017 c.706 §10]




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