ORS 475.977¹
Possessing or disposing of methamphetamine manufacturing waste

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Dispose of” means to discharge, deposit, inject, spill, leak or place methamphetamine manufacturing waste into or onto land or water.

(b) “Methamphetamine manufacturing waste” means chemical waste or debris, used in or resulting from the manufacture of methamphetamine or the grinding, soaking or otherwise breaking down of a precursor substance for the manufacture of methamphetamine.

(2) A person commits the crime of possessing or disposing of methamphetamine manufacturing waste if the person:

(a) Knowingly possesses methamphetamine manufacturing waste; or

(b) Knowingly disposes of methamphetamine manufacturing waste.

(3) Subsection (2) of this section does not apply to the possession or disposal of methamphetamine manufacturing waste if:

(a) The person was storing, treating or disposing of the waste pursuant to state or federal laws regulating the cleanup or disposal of waste products from unlawful methamphetamine manufacturing;

(b) The person has notified a law enforcement agency of the existence of the waste; or

(c) The person possesses or disposes of waste that had previously been disposed of by another person on the person’s property in violation of subsection (2) of this section.

(4) Possessing or disposing of methamphetamine manufacturing waste is a Class C felony. [2005 c.706 §6]

Chapter 475

Law Review Cita­tions

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

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 475—Controlled Substances; Illegal Drug Cleanup; Miscellaneous Drugs; Paraphernalia; Precursors, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors475.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 475, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano475.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information