Of the billions of dollars of business conducted over the Internet every day, a portion of that business supports the drug trade, including the sale of drug-related paraphernalia. In many states, sale or possession of drug paraphernalia is illegal. While in the past it received little attention from law enforcement, that has changed with the creation of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.
If you have been charged with the sale of drug paraphernalia over the Internet, by mail or in some other manner, contact drug crimes defense attorney Frank Rubino online.
Decades of Experience Handling High-Level Drug Charges
Over a 30-year defense career, Mr. Rubino has proven his ability to successfully combat state and federal drug charges involving the sale or purchase of illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia, and the illegal sale of legal prescription drugs.
What Is Drug Paraphernalia?
In the ongoing "war on drugs," the feds have increasingly been adding the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia to high-level drug cases, especially when charging people for Internet drug crimes. The term "drug paraphernalia" covers material used to cultivate, manufacture, produce, process, test, package, store or conceal a controlled substance. It includes items such as:
- A kit used to plant or harvest a controlled substance
- A compound used to manufacture, convert or prepare a controlled substance
- An isomerization device used to increase the potency of a species of plant
- Testing equipment used to identify or analyze the strength or purity of a controlled substance
- A scale used to weigh or measure a controlled substance
- A dilutant or adulterant used to diminish the potency of a controlled substances (such as quinine hydrochloride, mannitol, inositol, nicotinamide, dextrose, lactose)
- A separation gin or sifter used to remove twigs and seeds in the refining process
- A capsule, balloon or other container used to package small quantities of drugs
- A hypodermic syringe to inject a drug
- A pipe, water pipe, carburetion tube, smoking mask, bong, ice pipe or chiller used for marijuana or hashish ingestion
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Defense lawyer Frank A. Rubino, Esq. has extensive experience representing clients in complex cases involving multiple parties across international borders. He has represented clients across the U.S. and around the world, and is prepared to represent you in federal court. Email Mr. Rubino or call 866-718-3994 to schedule an appointment at his offices in Miami or Houston.