Science, Tech, Math › Science Drug Paraphernalia Pictures Share Flipboard Email Print Close-Up Of Various Medicines And Weed On Table. Linus Strandholm / EyeEm, Getty Images Science Chemistry Medical Chemistry Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Periodic Table Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated November 05, 2019 Would you know drug paraphernalia if you saw it? This is a collection of photos of drug paraphernalia. Drug paraphernalia is any object that is designed to use, make, or conceal illegal drugs. 01 of 13 Syringe Syringes are used for injectable drugs. US Drug Enforcement Agency Syringes are used to inject drugs. Disposable syringes are also used for legal drugs, so seeing a syringe is not, by itself, evidence of illegal drug use. 02 of 13 Bongs and Water Pipes This is a selection of bongs and water pipes 'for tobacco use only' for sale in Manhattan. David Shankbone 03 of 13 PCP Foil Wrappers These are foil wrappers that were used to hold PCP. US Drug Enforcement Agency 04 of 13 Bong A bong or water pipe is a device that is used for smoking tobacco, cannabis, or other substances. To use a bong, the base of the pipe is filled with water while the bowl is packed with the material to be smoked. US Drug Enforcement Agency 05 of 13 Meth Pipe This is an example of a meth pipe. US Drug Enforcement Agency 06 of 13 Marijuana Indoor Setup Marijuana may be grown indoors using hydroponic equipment and fluorescent lighting. US Drug Enforcement Agency 07 of 13 Marijuana Plants This is a photo of marijuana being grown indoors under fluorescent lights. US Drug Enforcement Agency In the modern era, growing marijuana may or may not be illegal. However, there are limits of the amount that may be grown for personal use, in places that allow it. 08 of 13 Roach Clip A hemostat is a tool which resembles a pair of needle nose pliers with a locking clamp. Though designed for medicine, it is commonly used as a roach clip. Splarka, Wikipedia Commons A roach clip is a holder designed to prevent the last bit of a cigarette or joint (termed a 'roach') from burning a smoker's hands or lips. A roach clip also makes it easier for smokers to pass around a roach. Examples of items used as roach clips include hemostats, alligator clips, clothespins, split match heads, paperclips, and tweezers. 09 of 13 Analytical Balance This type of analytical balance is called a Mettler balance. This is a digital balance used for measuring mass with 0.1 mg precision. US DEA Balances or scales are useful in the drug trade. Analytical balances are particularly desirable because they can be used to measure very small masses. 10 of 13 Bong Picture Here's an example of a bong or water pipe. US DEA 11 of 13 Vials Glass vials are also known as phials. These glass vials have rubber stoppers and metal caps. Wikipedia Commons Vials are used for managing chemical samples and for many other purposes, including packaging drugs. 12 of 13 Erlenmeyer Flask An Erlenmeyer flask is a type of laboratory flask with a conical base and cylindrical neck. The flask is named after its inventor, German chemist Emil Erlenmeyer, who made the first Erlenmeyer flask in 1861. Nuno Nogueira Although a staple of legitimate laboratory work, Erlenmeyer flasks can be used to make illegal drugs. Some places require permits in order to purchase Erlenmeyer flasks and similar glassware. 13 of 13 Florence Flask A Florence flask or boiling flask is a round-bottom borosilicate glass container with thick walls, capable of withstanding temperature changes. Nick Koudis/Getty Images A Florence flask is another type of chemistry glassware that is useful in the illegal drug trade. Some places regulate purchasing and possession of this piece of glassware.