1085 – Bill No. 69 Drugs

BILL NO.  69                     ORDINANCE NO.  1085  

AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING CERTAIN USES AND POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, DEFINING TERMS, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF

                                                                   

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1.  No person shall use, or possess with intent to use, drug paraphernalia 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 controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance in violation of city ordinance or Sections 195.005 to 195.425, RSMo.

SECTION 2.  For the purpose of this ordinance, “drug paraphernalia” is defined as all equipment, product, and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed for use, in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance in violation of city ordinance or Sections 195.005 to 195.425, RSMo.  It includes, but is not limited to:

(a)      Kits used, intended for use, or designed for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing harvesting   of any species of plant which is a controlled           substance or from which a controlled substance can be   derived;

(b)      Kits used, intended for use, or designed for use in manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, or preparing controlled substances or imitation controlled substances;

(c)      Isomerization devices used, intended for use, or designed for use in increasing the potency of any species of plant which is a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance;

(d)      Testing equipment used, intended for use, or designed for use in identifying, or in analyzing the strength, effectiveness or purity of controlled substances or        imitation controlled substances;

(e)      Scales and balances used, intended for use, or designed for use in weighing or measuring controlled substances or imitation controlled substances;

(f)      Diluents and adulterants, such as quinine hydrochloride, mannitol, mannite, dextrose and lactose, used, intended for use, or designed for use in cutting controlled substances or imitation controlled substances;

(g)      Separation gins and sifters used, intended for use, or designed for use in removing twigs and seeds from, or in otherwise cleaning or refining, marijuana;

(h)      Blenders, bowls, containers, spoons and mixing devices used, intended for use, or designed for use in compounding controlled substances or imitation controlled substances;

(i)      Capsules, balloons, envelopes and other containers used, intended for use, or designed for use in packaging small quantities of controlled substances or imitation controlled substances;

(j)      Containers and other objects used, intended for use, or designed for use in storing or concealing controlled substances or imitation controlled substances;

(k)      Hypodermic syringes, needles and other objects used, intended for use, or designed for use in parenterally injecting controlled substances or imitation controlled substances into the human body;

(l)      Objects used, intended for use, or designed for use in     ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing marijuana, cocaine, hashish, or hashish oil into the human body, such as:

1.   Metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic, or ceramic pipes with or without screens, permanent screens, hashish heads, or punctured metal bowls;

2.   Water pipes;

3.   Carburetion tubes and devices;

4.   Smoking and carburetion masks;

5.   Roach clips, meaning objects used to hold burning material, such as a marijuana cigarette that has become too small or too short to be held in the hand;

6.   Miniature cocaine spoons and cocaine vials;

7.   Chamber pipes;

8.   Carburetor pipes;

9.   Electric pipes;

10.  Air-driven pipes;

11.  Chillums;

12.  Bongs;

13.  Ice pipes or chillers.

SECTION 3.  In determining whether an object is drug paraphernalia, a court or other authority should consider, in addition to all other logically relevant factors, the following:

 

(a) Statements by an owner or by anyone in control of the object concerning its use;

(b) Prior conviction, if any, of an owner, or of anyone in control of the object, under any state or federal law relating to any controlled substance or imitation controlled substance;

(c) The proximity of the object, in time and space, to a direct violation of any city ordinances relating to controlled substances or imitation controlled substances or of Sections 195.005 to 195.425, RSMo.

(d) The proximity of the object to controlled substances or imitation controlled substances;

(e) The existence of any residue of controlled substances or imitation controlled substances on the object;

(f) Direct or circumstantial evidence of the intent of an owner, or of anyone in control of the object, to deliver it to persons who he knows, or should reasonably know, intend to use the object to facilitate a violation of city ordinances relating to controlled substances or imitation controlled substances or of Sections 195.005 to 195.425, RSMo.; the innocence of an owner, or of anyone in control of the object, as to direct violation of such ordinances or of Sections 195.005 to 195.425, RSMo., shall not prevent a finding that the object is intended for use, or designed for use as a drug paraphernalia;

(g) Instructions, oral or written, provided with the object concerning its use;

(h) Descriptive materials accompanying the object which explain or depict its use;

(i)  National or local advertising concerning its use;

(j)  The manner in which the object is displayed for sale;

(k) Whether the owner, or anyone in control of the object, is a legitimate supplier of like or related items to the community, such as a licensed distributor or dealer of tobacco products;

(l) Direct or circumstantial evidence of the ratio of sales of the object to the total sales of the business enterprise;

(m) The existence and scope of legitimate uses for the object in the community;

(n) Expert testimony concerning its use.

SECTION 4.  Any person, firm, corporation or other legal entity violating the provisions of this ordinance shall be assessed a fine to be determined by the Rich Hill Municipal Division of the Circuit Court of Bates County, Missouri.

SECTION 5.  All ordinances, or parts of ordinances, in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.

SECTION 6.  The invalidity of any section, clause, sentence, or provision of this ordinance shall not affect the validity of any other part of this ordinance which can be given effect without such invalid part or parts.

SECTION 7.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval as provided by law.

READ TWO TIMES AND PASSED THIS       DAY OF                , 1998.

                                                                                                 Mayor and Ex-Officio President

of the Board of Aldermen

ATTEST:

                                 

City Clerk

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