IV. A Description of the Applicable Legal Sanctions under Local, State, and Federal Law for Unlawful Possession, Use, or Distribution of Illicit Drugs and Alcohol

The following chart describes the penalties in general for possession of key drugs according to the Federal Drug Schedules.

Maximum Prison Time Maximum Fine
Schedule I – Class A Felony
Heroin, LSD, other hallucinogens, other, 20 Years $100,000
Schedule II – Class B Felony
Methadone, morphine, cocaine, PCP, 10 Years $100,000
Schedule III – Class C Felony
Non-amphetamine stimulants, hydrocodone, 5 years $100,000
Schedule IV – Class B Misdemeanor  6 months $1,000
Schedule V – Class B Misdemeanor 30 days $500

Delivery of less than 5 grams or possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana is a violation. HB2479 establishes that with mandatory evaluation, education and treatment services for those under 18 years of age. If services are successfully completed, the charge will be dropped. Oregon has strong laws allowing cars, boats, etc. that transport illegal drugs to be seized and forfeited. Alcohol is an illegal drug for those under 21 years of age. For drivers under 18, ANY detectable amount of alcohol is grounds for losing their license until they are 18. Misrepresenting one’s age for the purpose of obtaining alcoholic beverages is a Class C Misdemeanor. There are many more laws pertaining to alcohol and other drugs. A criminal conviction may bar a student from their chosen career path or an employee from successful employment with the college.