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"I defend people facing supplying contraband charges in Multnomah County, Washington County, and Clackamas County."


   ORS 162.135 Definitions for ORS 162.135 to 162.205.

As used in ORS 162.135 to 162.205, unless the context requires otherwise:

   (1)(a) “Contraband” means:

   (A) Controlled substances as defined in ORS 475.005;

   (B) Drug paraphernalia as defined in ORS 475.525;

   (C) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, currency possessed by or in the control of an inmate confined in a correctional facility; or

   (D) Any article or thing which a person confined in a correctional facility, youth correction facility or state hospital is prohibited by statute, rule or order from obtaining or possessing, and whose use would endanger the safety or security of such institution or any person therein.

   (b) “Contraband” does not include authorized currency possessed by an inmate in a work release facility.

   (2) “Correctional facility” means any place used for the confinement of persons charged with or convicted of a crime or otherwise confined under a court order and includes but is not limited to a youth correction facility. “Correctional facility” applies to a state hospital or a secure intensive community inpatient facility only as to persons detained therein charged with or convicted of a crime, or detained therein after having been found guilty except for insanity of a crime under ORS 161.290 to 161.370.

   (3) “Currency” means paper money and coins that are within the correctional institution.

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   (6) “Youth correction facility” means:

   (a) A youth correction facility as defined in ORS 420.005; and

   (b) A detention facility as defined in ORS 419A.004.

   (7) “State hospital” means the Oregon State Hospital, Blue Mountain Recovery Center, Eastern Oregon Training Center and any other hospital established by law for similar purposes.

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   ORS 162.185 Supplying contraband.

(1) A person commits the crime of supplying contraband if:

   (a) The person knowingly introduces any contraband into a correctional facility, youth correction facility or state hospital; or

   (b) Being confined in a correctional facility, youth correction facility or state hospital, the person knowingly makes, obtains or possesses any contraband.

   (2) Supplying contraband is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §194; 1983 c.815 §9; 1997 c.249 §48]

David N Lesh
Oregon Defense Lawyer
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434 NW 19th Avenue
Portland, OR  97209

TIP:  Supplying contraband is an expungeable offense if you otherwise qualify.

David Lesh Mini Biography

Oregon attorney since 1990;

Former prosecutor (5 years);

Former lawyer to the Portland Police Bureau (3+ years);

Sought after criminal defense attorney (16+ years).