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 (Definitions for ORS 475.005 to 475.285 and 475.752 to 475.980) to 475.285 (Short title) and 475.752 (Prohibited acts generally) to 475.980 (Affirmative defense to ORS 475.969, 475.971, 475.975 (1) and 475.976 (1)).
(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
(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]
Law Review Citations
51 OLR 561 (1972); 69 OLR 171 (1990)