Drug Paraphernalia Photo Gallery

Items Used to Sell and Consume Illegal Drugs

Heroin Spoon and Syringe

Heroin Works
Heroin 'Works' Heroin Spoon and Syringe. BigStockPhoto.com

These pictures can help identify various paraphernalia associated with illicit drug use. If you suspect someone is using drugs, finding any of these items could signal a problem.

This photo shows a spoon and syringe used to cook down and inject heroin and other drugs. Together they are known as the drug user's "works." Drugs are placed in the spoon, then heated over a flame until they turn to liquid. They are then placed in the syringe and injected by the user.

Razor and Mirror

Razor and Mirror
Cocaine Paraphernalia Razor and Mirror. BigStockPhoto.com

A razor and a mirror are used to put powdered cocaine into lines to be snorted. The razor is used to "chop" the powdered cocaine to make it finer and then used to arranged the power into lines that can be easily snorted through a straw or rolled up bill.


Syringe. DEA

Small syringes like this one are used by drug abusers to inject various illicit drugs, such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.

Small Drug Scales

Small Scales
Drug Paraphernalia Small Scales. BigStockPhoto.com

Small scales such are these are usually used to weight small amounts of drugs. They are used by drug dealers to break down their products into smaller units for sale and also used by buyers to make sure they are getting what they pay for.

Triple Beam Scales

Triple Beam Scales
Drug Paraphernalia Triple Beam Scales. Southern Methodist University

Triple beam balance scales similar to these are used by many drug dealers to weigh their product. If someone is using scales this expensive, chances are they are involved in significant drug trafficking.

Snorting a Line of Cocaine

Line of Cocaine
Drug Paraphernalia Line of Cocaine. BigStockPhoto.com

Many cocaine users will use rolled up bills of various denominations to snort lines of cocaine. A $100 bill is preferred, but any bill will do. Straws are also used to snort cocaine and other drugs in powdered form, such as methamphetamine and heroin.

Meth Pipe

Meth Pipe
Drug Paraphernalia Meth Pipe. DEA

Glass pipes like these are used to smoke methamphetamine or other drugs. They come in different colors and shapes.

Brass Pipe

Brass Pipe
Drug Paraphernalia Brass Pipe. BigStockPhoto.com

Brass pipes like this one are used to smoke various types of drugs including hashish, marijuana, methamphetamine and crack cocaine.

Metal Pipe

Metal Pipe
Drug Paraphernalia Metal Pipe. BigStockPhoto.com

A metal pipe like this one are used to smoke drugs such as crack cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and hashish.

Water Pipe

Water Pipe
Drug Paraphernalia Water Pipe. BigStockPhoto.com

The glass pipe pictured here is called a water pipe or bong which is used mainly to smoke marijuana. Water or wine is placed in the base of the pipe through which the smoke is filtered.

Marijuana Bong

Marijuana Bong
Drug Paraphernalia Marijuana Bong. DEA

This is an example of a bong, another type of water pipe used to smoke marijuana. Bongs can come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colors.


Drug Paraphernalia Hookah. BigStockPhoto.com

This is an example of a hookah originally used to cool tobacco smoke, but also used to smoke marijuana and hashish. These pipes have a long, flexible tube by which the smoke is drawn through a vessel of water or wine and cooled. Hookahs are also known as a hubble-bubble or narghile.

Love Roses

Love Roses
Drug Paraphernalia Love Roses. Photo © BuddyT

These "Love Roses" are sold in many convenient stores. They feature small artificial flowers inside a glass tube, but they are really used as crack pipes.

Love Rose

Love Rose
Drug Paraphernalia Love Rose. Photo © BuddyT

This is a closeup photo of a "Love Rose" sold legally in stores as an artificial flower in a vial, but actually used for smoking crack cocaine.

Glass Pen Pipes

Glass Pen Pipes
Drug Paraphernalia Glass Pen Pipes. Photo © BuddyT

These glass ballpoint pens are sold in many convenient stores. They can easily be taken apart and changed into a glass crack pipe.

Glass Pipes

Glass Pipes
Drug Paraphernalia Glass Pipes. Photo © BuddyT

These are another type of glass vial sold in convenient stores with an artificial flower inside. They are purchased by drug users to use to smoke crack cocaine or meth.

Glass Crack Pipe

Glass Pipe
Drug Paraphernalia Glass Pipe. Photo © BuddyT

This is a closeup photo of a glass crack cocaine pipe which is sold in many convenience stores with an artificial flower inside. They can also be used to smoke methamphetamine and other drugs.

Marijuana Rolling Papers

Rolling Papers
Drug Paraphernalia Rolling Papers. BigStockPhoto.com

The photos demonstrates how rolling papers are used to make a joint or marijuana cigarette.

Job Cigarette Papers

Job Rolling Papers
Drug Paraphernalia Job Cigarette Papers. Police Photo

This photo shows a package of Job 1.5 cigarette rolling papers, also known as "One point Fives." They are called 1.5 because they are 50% larger than the standard rolling papers. Job is one of many brands of papers on the market.

Zig-Zag Rolling Papers

Zig-Zag Cigarette Papers
Drug Paraphernalia Zig-Zag Cigarette Papers. Police Photo

This is a package of Zig-Zag cigarette papers, made in France by the Braunstein Brothers and popular for rolling marijuana cigarettes or "joints."

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