Controlled Substances

ORS 475.814
Unlawful possession of hydrocodone


It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess hydrocodone unless the hydrocodone 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 (Definitions for ORS 475) to 475.285 (Short title) and 475.752 (Prohibited acts generally) to 475.980 (Affirmative defense to ORS 475).
(2)(a) Unlawful possession of hydrocodone is a Class E violation.


Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, unlawful possession of hydrocodone is a Class A misdemeanor if:


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


The person possesses 40 or more pills, tablets, capsules or user units of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of hydrocodone. [2011 c.524 §15; 2021 c.591 §33]


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May 26, 2023