(a)   No person shall knowingly make, obtain, possess or use any instrument, article or thing whose customary and primary purpose is for the administration or use of a dangerous drug, when the instrument involved is a hypodermic or syringe, whether or not of crude or extemporized manufacture or assembly, or the instrument, article or thing involved has been used by the offender to process, unlawfully administer or use a dangerous drug.
   (b)   This section does not apply to manufacturers, licensed health professionals authorized to prescribe drugs, pharmacists, owners of pharmacies and other persons whose conduct was in accordance with Ohio R.C. Chapters 3719, 4715, 4729, 4730, 4731 and 4741.
   (c)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of possessing drug abuse instruments, a misdemeanor of the second degree.  If the offender has been previously convicted of a drug abuse offense, violation of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(Ord. 1990-260.  Passed 9-13-90.)
   (d)   In addition to any other sanction imposed upon an offender for a violation of this section, the court may suspend for not less than six months or more than five years the offender’s driver’s or commercial driver’s license or permit.  (ORC 2925.12)