Any person younger than age 21 caught with or suspected of consuming alcohol or marijuana is charged with Minor in Possession (MIP). Punishments are:

First offense: Fine up to $100 and/or the required completion of a substance abuse education program.
Second offense: Fine up to #100 and/or the required completion of a substance abuse education program, a possible order for substance abuse assessment and related treatment, and 24 hours of public service.
Third or subsequent offense: Fine up to $250 and/or the required completion of a substance abuse assessment and any related treatment, and up to 3 hours of public service.

Upon the first offense, the driver’s license/permit is revoked.

Any person convicted of underage possession or consumption of marijuana will also pay a $25 surcharge.

Possession of any other controlled substance, including prescription medication not prescribed to you, and illicit drugs can result in felony charges.