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Reprieve from possessing a needle

N.C.G.S. 90-113.22 provides that if an officer asks you if you have a hypodermic needle or other sharp object which could cut or puncture the officer before a search and you admit that you do, you will not be cited for possession of drug paraphernalia (for this object). This law takes effect 12/1/13 and is based upon officer’s safety issues. It applies to a search of one’s person or vehicle.