Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Nevada
What is Drug Paraphernalia?
NRS 453.554, drug paraphernalia is considered as any equipment, material, product,
or any object used or designed to be used for cultivating, growing, planting,
propagating, manufacturing, harvesting, preparing, compounding, testing,
analyzing, converting, producing, packaging, repackaging, containing,
injecting, ingesting, concealing, inhaling, storing, or otherwise introducing
a controlled substance into the human body. Despite possession of drug
paraphernalia results in a misdemeanor charge, a conviction for this type of
drug crime results in jail time and fines.
The common types of drug paraphernalia include:
- Filters or sifters
- Kits used for drug manufacturing and analyzing
- Mixing devices
- Roach clips
- Testing equipment
NSR 453.556, specific factors may be utilized by Nevada law enforcement to establish
whether an object or item is considered drug paraphernalia.
Some factors in order to determine an individual’s drug paraphernalia
usage include the following:
- Any statements made concerning drug paraphernalia use
- Any previous drug convictions
- Direct or circumstantial evidence demonstrating the intent to deliver the
object to a person the individual’s knows will use for drug-related purpose
- Presence of drugs or drug residue in or on the object
- Proximity of object to a controlled substance
Penalties for Drug Paraphernalia
An individual who has been convicted of drug paraphernalia possession can
be charged with a misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to six months
in jail and/or a maximum of $1,000 in fines. An individual who has been
charged of unlawful delivery, manufacture, possession, or sale of drug
paraphernalia can be convicted of a category E felony, which is punishable
by a one to four year prison sentence. An individual who has been charged
of unlawful delivery or sale to a minor can be convicted of a category
C felony, punishable by a one to five year prison sentence.
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