Minnesota deputies in Polk County recently conducted a traffic stop on a North Dakota woman and found bong water that was contaminated with Methamphetamine. The woman is now looking at up to 30 years of jail time.

NBC News reports that:

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Jessica Beske, of Fargo, was stopped in Polk County, Minnesota, on May 8 for speeding, according to the Minnesota Reformer. Deputies allegedly smelled marijuana coming from her car and searched the vehicle, the outlet reported.

Beske was found to have "three pieces of drug paraphernalia that tested positive for meth." The paraphernalia that was found was "a bong, a glass jar containing a 'crystal substance' and pipes."

While drug paraphernalia like bongs and pipes were decriminalized last year in the Minnesota legislature, even if they have trace amounts of drug residue in them, what hasn't changed in the law was the water used in the paraphernalia like a bong.

Apparently, bong water is considered "a controlled substance" under Minnesota law still. That means Beske is looking at possibly being convicted of "first-degree possession crimes" and could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison, a fine of no more than $1 million, or both.

According to Minnesota law, here's why the bong water is considered a controlled substance.

Minnesota Law 152.021 2b

Aggravated controlled substance crime in the first degree.

A person is guilty of aggravated controlled substance crime in the first degree if the person violates subdivision 1, clause (1), (2), (3), (4), or (5), or subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (1), (2), or (3), and the person or an accomplice sells or possesses 100 or more grams or 500 or more dosage units of a mixture containing the controlled substance at issue and:

(1) the person or an accomplice possesses on their person or within immediate reach, or uses, whether by brandishing, displaying, threatening with, or otherwise employing, a firearm; or

(2) the offense involves two aggravating factors.

So what did we learn today?

Remember to empty out your bong water before traveling.

H/T NBC News and Yahoo! 

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