Sumner, IL asked in Criminal Law for Illinois

Q: I was arrested with a meth pipe only. Is that possession of methamphetamines or possession of Paraphernalia?

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Dan Nold
Dan Nold
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Crystal Lake, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If the government sends the pipe out for testing, and they are able to scrape any meth out of it, they could charge you with possession of methamphetamine. It's possible for this type of a charge to be filed several months after the police took the pipe as they wait for the lab results. It might be a good idea to consult with an attorney so you can prepare yourself for potential charges. If the pipe was clean, then you can't be charged with possession of meth.

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