It is illegal to possess drug paraphernalia in the United States. In fact, possessing any of these items is a violation of federal law as outlined in Code Title 21 Section 863.
This may be surprising, since drug paraphernalia is relatively easy to acquire via many online retailers and mail order businesses.
It is also illegal at the state level. Under Georgia’s Controlled Substances Act, it is illegal to possess any drug related object or paraphernalia, such as:
- Drug packaging
- Pipes, including those made of wood, metal, acrylic, stone, plastic, glass or ceramic
- Miniature spoons employed in the usage of cocaine
- Roach clips
- Freebase cocaine materials
- Rolling papers
Penalties for Paraphernalia
Possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor in Georgia, punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of $1,000.
Defense Against Paraphernalia Charges
If you have been charged with possessing drug paraphernalia or if you are facing this charge in connection with other drug charges, you need to seek legal counsel from an experienced drug crimes defense attorney. Contact the firm of Kohn & Yager today to schedule a free review of your case.
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