Drug Paraphernalia Offenses in Calgary
It is illegal to possess devices, tools, or instruments, collectively labelled as drug paraphernalia. The drug tools are used for the purposes of inhaling, ingesting, injecting or otherwise consuming drugs narcotics or other illegal substances. Additional charges will be levied for the possession of controlled substances, including all illegal drugs, narcotics under the Criminal Code of Canada.
Possession of drug paraphernalia is considered a crime and may lead to legal consequences when you are convicted. If you have been charged with such a drug paraphernalia crime, even if you were not caught with a controlled substance, you will need the legal counsel of Ryan Claxton to act as your criminal defence lawyer.
Examples of Drug Paraphernalia
Drug paraphernalia tools can be confiscated by law enforcement officials. A list of common items used as drug paraphernalia has been provided:
Wrapping or Rolling Papers — used to roll drugs into cigarette form
Scales — used to weigh drugs for sale or distribution
Bongs — marijuana, hashish
Bowls — marijuana, hashish
Pipes — marijuana, hashish
Spoons — heroin, crack cocaine
Light Bulbs — crystal methamphetamine
Syringes — heroin, anabolic steroids, performance enhancing drugs
Illegal Drug Paraphernalia
The authorities are permitted to confiscate any paraphernalia you were carrying. Under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act in section 11(6), a peace officer who executes a warrant issued under subsection may seize, in addition to the things mentioned in the warrant:
- Any controlled substance
- Any thing that the peace officer believes on reasonable grounds to contain or conceal a controlled substance.
- Any thing that the peace officer believes on reasonable grounds is offence related property; or
- Any thing that the peace officer believes on reasonable grounds will afford evidence in respect of an offence under this Act.
Drug Paraphernalia Laws In Alberta
Be aware that just because possession of drug paraphernalia is only considered a misdemeanour in Alberta; the manufacturing, delivering, selling, or production drug paraphernalia in Alberta can be increased to a indictable offence. It is best to obtain the help of a drug paraphernalia defence lawyer to avoid the serious consequences of a possession of drug paraphernalia conviction in Alberta.
Ryan Claxton Will Defend You in Calgary
Trust Ryan’s experience to protect your freedom. A drug related charge may impede your ability to travel across borders and find suitable employment. If you are charged with drug paraphernalia offences in Calgary, contact Ryan Claxton to act as your narcotics defence lawyer today.