If an officer finds a minor or person under the age of 18 in smoking or using a small amount of marijuana they may:
1. Temporarily detain the minor;
2. Inform the minor’s parents-guardians that their child has been found in personal possession of a small amount of marijuana;
3. Issue a copy of the citation to the parent-guardian and inform them that they are responsible for paying the $150 fine;
4. Provide the parent or guardian with contact information for a local agency that deals with substance abuse education and treatment.
Harrisburg City Code § 3.373.3-3.373.5
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