Controlled Substances

ORS 475.565
Civil penalty for violation of ORS 475.525


In addition to any other penalty provided by law:


A person who violates ORS 475.525 (Sale of drug paraphernalia prohibited) shall incur a civil penalty in an amount of at least $2,000 and not more than $10,000; and


The court may order other equitable remedies including but not limited to injunctive relief.


Any amounts collected under this section shall be forwarded to the State Treasurer for deposit in the General Fund to the credit of the Oregon Health Authority. The moneys shall be used for the development and implementation of drug abuse prevention activities and adolescent treatment. [1989 c.1077 §4; 2003 c.14 §307; 2009 c.595 §975; 2011 c.597 §218]

Notes of Decisions

Civil penalty assessed on commercial activity may greatly exceed amount that would be punitive against individual without making proceeding criminal in nature. Jackson County v. Roark, 124 Or App 505, 863 P2d 491 (1993), Sup Ct review denied

Intoxication, alone, does not indicate that patron or guest did not "voluntarily" consume alcoholic beverages. Schutz v. La Costita III, Inc., 256 Or App 573, 302 P3d 460 (2013), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 475

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 561 (1972); 69 OLR 171 (1990)


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