I live in the state of South Carolina and I was charged with drug paraphernalia after someone called the police on me for shooting up in the Bi-Lo parking lot. I have since been threw rehab and am completely clean but I have questions about my charge. The drug that I was using IV was my own prescription of subutex which is a pill prescribed to help you get off of opium related drugs. I know what I was doing was not exactly good by any stretch but my question is... Was it illegal? I have since been told that the miss use of your own prescription in the state of South Carolina does not carry any law offence. I am currently enrolled in PTI for the matter and everyone I know is telling me that I am wasting my right on something that I should not even worry about a court date for. If I were to just not show back up to PTI, do you think my case would just get dropped or could I beat this in a trial? If so should I do a jury or bench? I am so confused. The police officer found 3 needles in my car and took those, but he gave me back my prescription that I was using. I have never heard of being charged with drug paraphernalia and the person charged given back the drugs. What should I do?