The Jim Bohannon Show
Show Information:
News » KXEL News

Your Story

Court: Glass pipes aren't drug paraphernalia

The Iowa Court of Appeals is giving a legal victory to the owners of retail head shops.

The court ruled Wednesday that unused glass pipes commonly sold in those stores are not drug paraphernalia under Iowa law and therefore cannot be subject to forfeiture by law enforcement.

The court is ordering the return of glass pipes that were seized by agents during a warrant served at Day Dreams in Des Moines.

A three-judge panel says no drugs were found there, so there is no evidence suggesting the pipes "were used, or attempted to be used, in combination with a controlled substance" as required to be considered paraphernalia.

The court says adopting the state's position would make selling glass pipes a federal felony and allow all such property to be forfeited.

posted : June, 11th by KXEL


LATEST BLOGS
By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
posted by Dennis Lowe 9 days ago
I’m blessed to be spending part of my holiday weekend with my family and I hope many Iowans are able…
posted by Dennis Lowe 2 month(s) ago
May 26 is Memorial Day — the day our nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in…
posted by Dennis Lowe 2 month(s) ago