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

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100 ‘most asked ‘ questions

IS RESIDUE POSSESSION?

Yes.  Residue is possession.

In most state courts they don’t care if there is a trace amount, or a consumable amount of a controlled substance.

If it can be chemically identified as a controlled substance, or residue it is possession.

Ash is residue.

The film of smoke inside a pipe or bong is residue.

In most states you cannot be convicted of possession of a controlled substance if it is found in your body tissues or fluids.

Consuming a controlled substance, which often happens when someone is stopped by the police and tries to eat the drugs is charged as the crime of obstruction of justice, tampering with evidence, or resisting arrest.