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Defining Paraphernalia

Posted by William Young | Nov 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Idaho Paraphernalia Lawyer

Idaho Paraphernalia Laws

Pursuant to Idaho law, "It is unlawful for any person to use, or to possess with intent to use, drug paraphernalia to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled substance." This crime is a misdemeanor and may lead to a sentence of not more than one (1) year in jail, fines of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both. 

Drug paraphernalia is a term that includes any item that can be used in connection with illegal drugs. Drug paraphernalia can be divided into two main categories: those used to distribute drugs and those used to ingest drugs. This distinction can be important, especially since things like ordinary household items such as scales or spoons can be also used in the distribution or consumption of illegal drugs. The circumstances of where the items were found and what they were found with becomes important to the case.

Examples of Drug Paraphernalia

Below is a list of items that may be considered paraphernalia:

  • Pipes and bongs
  • Rolling papers
  • Roach clips (objects used to hold burning materials like rolled cigarettes or joints that are too small to be held by hand)Scales and balances intended to weigh controlled substances
  • Equipment designed to test the strength or purity of controlled substances
  • Materials or chemicals used to "cut" or dilute the strength of narcotics
  • Plastic bags or balloons used to package small amounts of a drug
  • Syringes or needles for injecting controlled substances

 For More Information: William Young and Associates - Possession of Paraphernalia

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