Mesa, AZ asked in Criminal Law for Arizona

Q: If someone was GOING TO mail me drugs, but got arrested en route to the post office, what is going to happen to me?

Someone in TX was sending 6 different people packages containing drugs. They were pulled over and arrested on the way to the post office. What do the recipients of those packages need to watch out for? Can they be arrested? Is it likely? The sender was arrested for trafficking.

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Mike Branum
Mike Branum
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: It is unlikely you could be arrested at this point but you could certainly be placed under observation and/or questioned regarding the package which was addressed to you. Absent evidence of communication between the two of you regarding your agreement to receive the package, they do not have much on you. Should a subpoena of your cell records turn up text messages between the two of you or should he have recorded the conversations, you could be in real trouble. At this point all you can do is wait and see and try to find legitimate means of supporting yourself.

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