Drugs paraphenalia needed to make up a hit or injection of heroine. Opium is a popular recreational drug abused around the world and resulting in many users developing a drug addiction problem and having to seek rehabilitation treatment.
Drugs paraphenalia needed to make up a hit or injection of heroine. Opium is a popular recreational drug abused around the world and resulting in many users developing a drug addiction problem and having to seek rehabilitation treatment.

Drugs paraphenalia needed to make up a hit or injection of heroine. Opium is a popular recreational drug abused around the world and resulting in many users developing a drug addiction problem and having to seek rehabilitation treatment.

When it comes to crimes involving drugs, people often think of possession or distribution of the drug. However, people do not have to possess or intend to distribute drugs to be charged with a drug crime. Simply possessing drug paraphernalia is enough for someone to be arrested. In fact, you can be charged for possessing paraphernalia even if it is not on your person. This short blog will explain what the charge of possession of paraphernalia is and what it entails. Hopefully, it will help you make a more informed decision.

A.R.S. §13-3415 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 

Under A.R.S. §13-3415, it is illegal to possess anything that allows one to use, plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain inject, ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce drugs into the human body.

In general, if it has a close connection with illegal drugs, most likely it is illegal under this statute.

Examples of Drug Paraphernalia

  • Kits used for growing drugs
  • Drug testing equipment
  • Scales and balances
  • Blenders, bowls, containers, spoons intended for compounding drugs
  • Capsules, balloons, and envelops intended to for packaging small quantities of drugs
  • Syringes
  • Pipes
  • Bongs
  • Rolling papers

Penalty

Possession of drug paraphernalia is a Class 6 felony. It is punishable by a minimum sentence of 4 months and a maximum sentence of 2 years. The minimum fine is $1,000.

First and second-time nonviolent drug offenders may avoid jail or prison time. Also, if the charge does not involve aggravating factors or does not involve a dangerous offense, the court may enter judgment of conviction for a Class 1 misdemeanor, or may place the defendant on probation.

Ariano & Reppucci Can Help

At Ariano & Reppucci, our Tucson criminal lawyers will do everything it takes to reduce the penalties and consequences of your charge. We have helped clients all around Arizona reduce their charges, limit their penalties, and avoid incarceration. Protect your rights and give Ariano & Reppucci immediately for a free and confidential consultation.