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(a) No person who is the owner, operator, or person in charge of a locomotive, watercraft, aircraft, or other vehicle, as defined in Ohio R.C. 4501.01, shall knowingly permit the vehicle to be used for the commission of a felony drug abuse offense.
(b) No person, who is the owner, lessee, or occupant, or who has custody, control, or supervision of premises, or real estate, including vacant land, shall knowingly permit his or her premises, or real estate, including vacant land, to be used for the commission of a felony drug abuse offense by another person.
(c) Whoever violates this section is guilty of permitting drug abuse.
(1) Except as provided in division (c)(2) of this section, permitting drug abuse is a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(2) Permitting drug abuse is a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate state law if the felony drug abuse offense in question is a violation of R.C. § 2925.02, 2925.03, or 2925.04, or if the felony drug abuse offense in question is a violation of R.C. § 2925.041 and the offender had actual knowledge, at the time the offender permitted the vehicle, premises, or real estate to be used as described in division (a) or (b) of this section, that the person who assembled or possessed the chemicals in question in violation of R.C. § 2925.041 had assembled or possessed them with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance in Schedule I or Schedule II in violation of R.C. § 2925.04.
(d) Any premises or real estate that is permitted to be used in violation of division (b) of this section constitutes a nuisance subject to abatement pursuant to Ohio R.C. Chapter 3767.
(ORC 2925.13(A) - (C), (F)) (Ord. 95-96. Passed 7-15-96.)