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Drug Paraphernalia under Pennsylvania Law

In Pennsylvania, drug possession and drug paraphernalia charges often go hand in hand. According to to 35 Pa.C.S.A. ยง 780-113(a)(32), drug paraphernalia in Pennsylvania is defined as any device used or intended to be used for the purpose of planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packing, repacking, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance in violation of the Drug Device and Cosmetic Act.

With that being said, more commonly this is referring to things like bowls, bongs, rolling papers, needles, and razor blades. Due to the vagueness of this definition, law enforcement can categorize anything from tin foil to fruit as drug paraphernalia if they suspect the device has been used to consume a controlled substance.