Many Mississippians, including younger Mississippians, will find themselves facing charges of possession of paraphernalia.  Mississippi prohibits the use and/or possession of paraphernalia which is used to engage in drug use.  The term paraphernalia is fairly broad and may take many forms.  From the items commonly thought of as paraphernalia such as “pipes,” scales and the like to those less likely to come to mind such as items used to grow controlled substances such as marijuana.

In the event you find yourself charged with possession of paraphernalia you will find yourself facing a number of possible penalties.  You could face a term of not more than 6 months in jail and/or a $500.00 fine.