The following items can be considering drug paraphernalia:

  • pipe
  • bong
  • scale
  • plastic baggies
  • rolling papers
  • syringes
  • capsules
  • cutting agents
  • spoons


What are the Penalties for Drug Paraphernalia Charges in New Jersey?

As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2, a conviction on drug paraphernalia charges can result:

  • up to six months in jail
  • mandatory fine of $500 to $1,000.
  • Suspension of driver’s license for 6 month to 2 years


N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2 states:

It shall be unlawful for any person to use, or to possess with intent to use, drug paraphernalia to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled dangerous substance, controlled substance analog or toxic chemical in violation of the provisions of chapter 35 of this title. Any person who violates this section is guilty of a disorderly persons offense.