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Drug Paraphernalia

Wisconsin has specific laws pertaining to the possession, use, sale, or distribution of drug paraphernalia. Drug paraphernalia is defined as any object or material that is designed or primarily intended for growing, producing, packaging, storing, testing, or using a controlled substance.

Paraphernalia Penalties

The penalties associated with the use, possession, manufacture, delivery, and advertising of drug paraphernalia are listed below.

The penalties for advertising drug paraphernalia may include:

  • Fines up to $500
  • Imprisonment up to 30 days

If a person is charged with the use or the possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, he or she may face:

  • Fines up to $500
  • Imprisonment up to 30 days
  • A Class H felony charge if the paraphernalia is associated with methamphetamine

The penalties for manufacture or the delivery of drug paraphernalia with the knowledge that it will be used illegally may include:

  • Fines up to $1000
  • Imprisonment up to 90 days
  • A Class H felony charge if the paraphernalia is associated with methamphetamine

If a person over the age of 17 is charged with delivering drug paraphernalia to a minor that is three or more years younger than he or she, the penalties may include:

  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Imprisonment up to 9 months
  • A Class G felony charge if the paraphernalia is associated with methamphetamine

A qualified Appleton drug defense lawyer from Kohler & Hart can further explain penalties and provide sound legal advice.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug-related crime, contact the Appleton criminal defense attorneys of Kohler Hart Powell, SC by calling 414-271-9595.