The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 18: Health

Chapter 89: DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

18 V.S.A. § 4476. Offenses and penalties



§ 4476. Offenses and penalties

(a) No person shall sell, possess with intent to sell, or manufacture with intent to sell, drug paraphernalia, knowing, or under circumstances where one reasonably should know, that it will be used to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body a regulated drug in violation of chapter 84 of this title. Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.

(b) Any person who violates subsection (a) of this section by selling drug paraphernalia to a person under 18 years of age shall be imprisoned for not more than two years, or fined not more than $2,000.00, or both.

(c) The distribution and possession of needles and syringes as part of an organized community-based needle exchange program shall not be a violation of this section or of chapter 84 of this title. (Added 1983, No. 186 (Adj. Sess.); amended 1999, No. 28, § 3.)