Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1978 NO. 26 > Sep 25 1978

By reason of the due process clause of Amendment XIV to the United States Constitution, as construed and applied by the courts in analogous cases involving criminal statutes prohibiting the possession of burglar tools, certain proposed legislative bills designed to prohibit the sale or possession of drug-related paraphernalia would, in all probability, be held unconstitutional if enacted in their present form.