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(A) Violation for possession of cannabis paraphernalia by minors. No person under the age of 21 shall knowingly possess any item of Cannabis Paraphernalia where it is evident the purpose is for unlawfully ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing cannabis into the human body, or in preparing cannabis for that use within the corporate limits of the Village of Chatham. In determining evidence or intent of an unlawful purpose, the trier of fact may take into consideration the proximity of the controlled substances to the cannabis paraphernalia or the presence of a controlled substance on the cannabis paraphernalia.
(B) Penalty. Any person who pleads guilty or liable or is found guilty or liable by a court of law or administrative tribunal shall be punished by a fine of $250.
(C) Forfeiture.CANNABIS PARAPHERNALIA as defined in § 130.15, seized by police officers pursuant to an arrest or issuance of a notice to appear for a violation of this section, shall be forfeited to the village upon a plea of guilty or liability, a finding of guilt or liable and/or a disposition of court supervision or probation by a court of law or upon the individual utilizing any administrative remedy allowed by the village without further order of the court. Any other items which may be seized or forfeited pursuant to 720 ILCS 600/5, may be forfeited in the same manner as described therein for a violation of this section.
(Ord. 19-39, passed 12-23-19)