The Town Board introduced a law last week banning the sale, possession, and distribution of drug paraphernalia. The village will be introducing a similar measure.
Supervisor Kelly Myers said she was inspired to write the law after her six-year-old daughter asked if she could have a colorful glass pipe. Of course, the young girl liked it because of its looks and its position at eye-level – she had no idea of the pipe’s true purpose.
“I said, ‘oh my goodness, my daughter wants a crack pipe,’” Myers said.
Those found guilty of possession, sale, and distribution of drug paraphernalia face penalties of fines from $100 to $500 and jail time of no more than 6 months for the first offense.
A second offense is punishable of a fine of up to $1,000 and up to a year in jail.
A public hearing will be held at the board’s April 18 meeting at 8 p.m.