Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

What is drug paraphernalia? Drug paraphernalia means all equipment, products and materials of any kind, which are used or intended for use to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body.

Common drug paraphernalia includes but is not limited to:

  • Rolling papers, bongs, bowls or pipes
  • Plastic baggies
  • Grinders
  • Roach clips
  • Vials
  • Syringes
  • Equipment for making crystal meth
  • Scales
  • Hypodermic needles

Under N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2, it is unlawful for any person to use or possess drug paraphernalia.

Although possession of drug paraphernalia is a disorderly persons offense it can still affect your future. In addition, a loss of license may be imposed for anywhere from six months to two years. These charges can also carry a penalty of up to six months in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. Drug paraphernalia charges often accompany other charges such as possession or distribution of marijuana. When combined with other drug charges the penalties can become much more serious.

Whether you have only been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia or more serious offenses as well, it is important to get experienced lawyers working for you immediately. At LS&P Lawyers we are here to help. If this is your first offense you may be eligible for Conditional Discharge. At our law firm we will work avidly to see that your charges are dismissed.