The Ohio Revised Code §2925.14 defines “drug paraphernalia” as any kind of equipment, material, or product of any kind that is used to consume, sell, hide, package, or manufacture a controlled substance. Ohio law goes into more detail to list every kind of usage or drug paraphernalia, but involves the utilization of materials The law itself goes into more detail, and lists every kind of usage for drug paraphernalia, but generally includes any type of material utilized in any of the following ways:
Drug paraphernalia is a very broad term and include items ranging from simple sifters used to divide drugs as well as equipment needed for cultivation. While most items used exclusively for drug use are more obvious, common household items can be also be deemed as drug paraphernalia based on how they are being utilized with respect to the controlled substance.
Common drug paraphernalia includes:
• Plastic baggies
• Measuring Scales
• Syringe or needle
• Water pipes
• Marijuana growing equipment
• Smoking masks
• Diluting equipment
• Roach clips
• Cigarette papers
• Cocaine freebase kits
• Chamber, carburetor, or electric pipe;
• Storage containers for controlled substances
Penalties For Drug Paraphernalia
Ohio law basis penalties for drug paraphernalia convictions on how the item was used and who was using the device. Penalties range from simple possession or use of a drug paraphernalia instruments, charged as a fourth degree misdemeanor and resulting in fines up to $250 and up to 30 days in jail. Harsher penalties are levied for selling drug paraphernalia to a juvenile, resulting in a first degree misdemeanor charge and resulting in up $1,000 in fines and up to 90 days in jail.
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