Oklahoma Methamphetamine Offenders Registry Act

Methamphetamine use, production, and distribution continue to be a problem in Oklahoma. To address the issue, the state has restricted the availability of certain legal drugs that are used to make meth, such as pseudoephedrine. It is no longer sold over-the-counter, it requires a prescription, and purchasers must show identification to buy it.

That’s where the Methamphetamine Offenders Registry becomes important.

What is the Methamphetamine Offenders Registry?

If someone has been convicted of a methamphetamine-related crime, he or she is placed on the Methamphetamine Offender Registry and restricted from purchasing or possessing pseudoephedrine even with a prescription. Methamphetamine-related crimes include:

  • Possession
  • Manufacture
  • Distribution
  • Trafficking

The state will require specific information that will remain on file, including:

  • The offender’s name, address, and date of birth
  • The offense which placed the person on the registry
  • The date of the conviction
  • The county where the offense occurred

What are the punishments for violators?

Oklahoma penalties and punishments for violating the Methamphetamine Offenders Registry Act can be severe. It is a felony and carries a fine of up to $5,000 and a prison sentence of two to 10 years. Assisting a registered offender is also a crime punishable by a prison sentence of up to one year and a fine of up to $1,000 on the first offense and up to $2,500 and two years in prison for subsequent offenses.

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