Ok, I was charged with Unlawful possession of a syringe a Class D Felony in Putnam County Indiana. Here is the deal, I was at wal-mart with a friend of mine and he was arrested for huffing compressed air in the middle of the store after he passed out while he was doing it. I wasn't doing it with him and ran over to him after I saw him falling down to try and help him back up, well I was arrested with him and charged with the same thing as him (conversion and inhaling toxic vapors) These charges I am not worried about because I wasn't doing it with him and the camera evidence will show this. But while I was sitting on a bench in wal-mart waiting on the police to show up I had a syringe in my pocket I cut a hole in the bottom of my pocket and put it through the hole so it fell on the ground and I stood on it while waiting on the police to show up.
Well, after being searched they didn't find it. But some time after one of the wal-mart employees found it and it was given to the police and they brought it to the station and questioned me about it. I denied it being mine and they told me they were sending it off to be checked for prints. About 2 weeks later I received a letter in the mail updating my charges. They had added possession of a syringe onto my charges. Now here is my question. Although it was a syringe I had removed the needle from it entirely and used it more like an eye dropper or baster to administer drugs anally. Since it didn't have a needle in it is it still considered a syringe by law is my question. It was always my understanding that a syringe was technically supposed to be able to administer drugs IV. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
TL;DR I was charged with possession of a syringe, but said syringe had the needle entirely removed from it. Can I still be charged for this?