Before reading this list, it is important to remember that there may be perfectly legitimate explanations for possession of some of these items. Therefore, if you are unsure, it is a good idea to call us and discuss it further before making any assumptions or accusations.
• Cigarette lighters, matches and candles (especially if the person is a non-smoker).
• Knives, metal foil, drink cans and bottle tops discoloured by heat.
• Funnels, outer covers off matchboxes and large straws.
• Stone, clay, wooden, metal, glass or ceramic stemmed pipes (chillums).
• High tech metal pipes ranging in appearance from rather thick credit cards to finger sized cylinders.
• Home-made hubble bubble pipes (bongs) and similar devices.
• Large cigarette rolling papers and short cardboard tubes (roaches).
• Cigarette rolling paper packets with pieces torn from them.
• Razor blades, modelling knives and scalpel blades.
• Cigarette filters and cotton wool.
• Spoons discoloured by heat, often with a bent stem.
• Lemon juice, vinegar, ascorbic acid and citric acid.
• Tourniquets, syringes, needles, swabs, filters and water or drug ampoules.
• Folded 5cm squares of paper (wraps or deals).
• Coloured powders and sets of scales.
• Lighter fuel, lighter gas, hair sprays, spray deodorants, solvent glues, spray polishes, correcting fluids and dry-cleaning fluid.
• Plastic bags, crisp packets, drinks cans and clothing that smell of solvents.
• Use of strongly scented products, tablets, capsules and a dried plant material.
• Very small often dried mushrooms.
• Very small stamp-like paper squares with colour motifs printed on them (trips or tabs).
From: Understanding Street Drugs, 2nd Edition. David Emmett and Graham Nice.
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