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Criminal drug charges usually involve accusations of possession, delivery, and/or manufacturing of a particular drug or controlled substance.

Oregon Drug Schedules: The crime seriousness of possession, delivery, and manufacture of controlled substances may depend on how the controlled substance is scheduled. Oregon law differentiates between five drug schedules: Schedule I are controlled substances that have the greatest perceived danger; Schedule V are drugs that have the least greatest perceived danger.

 

Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, ORS 475.752(3): It is unlawful to knowingly or intentionally possess a controlled substance.

  • Unlawful Possession of a Schedule I, II, or III controlled substance is a Class A Misdemeanor, but may be a Class B Felony depending on one's criminal history.

  • Unlawful Possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance is a Class C Misdemeanor.

  • Unlawful Possession of a Schedule V controlled substance is a non-criminal violation.

  • Unlawful Manufacture of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, ORS 475.752(1): It is unlawful to deliver or manufacture a controlled substance.

  • Unlawful delivery or manufacture of most Schedule I controlled substances is a Class A Felony.

  • Unlawful delivery or manufacture of a Schedule II controlled substance is a Class B Felony.

  • Unlawful delivery or manufacture of a Schedule III controlled substance is a Class C Felony.

  • Unlawful delivery or manufacture of a Schedule IV controlled substance is a Class B Misdemeanor.

  • Unlawful delivery or manufacture of a Schedule V controlled substance is a Class C Misdemeanor.

A successful defense of criminal drug charges requires an attorney knowledgeable of all possible defenses; a close examination of the police's conduct during contact, detainment, and arrest of defendant(s); and a thorough investigation of the circumstances leading to the arrest. Contact the attorneys at Kollie Law Group for a free and confidential case evaluation.