Excerpt from Attorney Ralph Behr’s Book. Street Smarts- Criminal Law 1.01 – What is Possession of Drug Paraphernalia?


50 ‘most charged’ crimes defined


The state must prove:

  1. Defendant used or had the object in his/her possession with the intent to use it as drug paraphernalia.
  2. Defendant had knowledge of the presence of the drug paraphernalia.

‘Paraphernalia’ means all equipment, products, and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed to use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance.

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