Knowing what to look for can help you identify cocaine paraphernalia and potentially stop addiction in its tracks. Whether you’re a concerned parent, spouse, or friend, it’s important to know what drug paraphernalia is associated with certain substances to confirm any suspicions of a loved one’s use.
Depending on state and federal laws, possession of drug paraphernalia or drug tools of any kind that is used to take illegal drugs could lead to legal trouble, such as a misdemeanor or worse. Identifying any tools that individuals use to take drugs can save them from legal trouble, relationship problems, health problems, and more.
Drug paraphernalia refers to any equipment or tools used to produce, conceal, and consume illicit drugs. It includes but is not limited to materials like bongs, roach clips, spoons, aluminum foil, and pipes.
Under federal law, examples of drug paraphernalia include “any equipment, product, or material of any kind which is primarily intended or designed for use in manufacturing, compounding, converting, concealing, producing, processing, preparing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance.”1
Drug paraphernalia can be obtained in various ways. Many large, illegal drug manufacturers market their products over the internet, either through the dark web or even in secret codes on social media.
Drug dealers are even using dating apps and social media apps to sell drugs, specifically by using emojis to discreetly advertise the drugs they’re selling. Drug paraphernalia may be sold with drugs over the internet and through mail-order businesses. They’re also frequently sold at tobacco shops, gift and novelty shops, gas stations, and convenience stores.
Drug accessories such as cocaine paraphernalia are illegal. According to the drug paraphernalia statute, U. S. Code Title 21 Section 863, it’s "unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale drug paraphernalia; to use the mails or any other facility of interstate commerce to transport drug paraphernalia; or to import or export drug paraphernalia."1
With this in mind, below are some common examples of crack cocaine paraphernalia to look out for.
In addition to the different types of cocaine and crack paraphernalia out there, a person who’s using this stimulant will display certain physical and behavioral signs, such as:
Examples of drug paraphernalia may vary depending on the drug in question. If you suspect that your loved one is using drugs, don’t wait to get help.
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