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SECTION 220.45
Criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 3, TITLE M, ARTICLE 220
§ 220.45 Criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument.

A person is guilty of criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument
when he or she knowingly and unlawfully possesses or sells a hypodermic
syringe or hypodermic needle. It shall not be a violation of this
section when a person obtains and possesses a hypodermic syringe or
hypodermic needle pursuant to section thirty-three hundred eighty-one of
the public health law, which includes the state's syringe exchange and
pharmacy and medical provider-based expanded syringe access programs.

Criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument is a class A
misdemeanor.