Minnesota drug law defines Drug Paraphernalia as any equipment, product, or material that is modified for making, using, or concealing drugs. Drug paraphernalia crimes are common in Minnesota but can still lead to fines and criminal records. A practiced Minnesota drug attorney can help keep these penalties to a minimum.
Common types of drug paraphernalia:
- Glass hashish pipes
- Crack pipes
- Smoking masks
- Roach clips
- Freebase kits
- Rolling papers
- Anything used to store illegal drugs
- Scales used to weigh illicit drugs
According to Minnesota Drug law, it is illegal to knowingly possess drug paraphernalia. Possession of drug paraphernalia is a petty misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $200. On the plus side, a petty misdemeanor charge will not get you jail time, or go on your criminal record.
Establishments that sell drug paraphernalia are commonly known as “head shops.” It is a misdemeanor offense to manufacture, distribute, advertise, or sell drug paraphernalia. This offense is punishable by a $700 fine and/or a 90 day jail sentence.
A person 18 years or older who sells drug paraphernalia to a minor at least three years their younger, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor punishable by a maximum $3,000 fine and/or one year in prison.
Possessing, manufacturing, advertising, or selling drug paraphernalia are common crimes in Minnesota. Regardless of this fact, they can still land you in jail or force you to pay expensive fines. A great criminal defense attorney can help you avoid unnecessary fines and additional penalties.