Q: I put a personal item i found in the gas station parking lot, on the counter inside as to turn it in, then walked away.
I never looked inside as it wasn't mine. I got the items I went to gas store for, paid, and left. If there was something illegal in the pouch, can I be charged when all I was doing was turning it in so it would hopefully be returned to it's rightful owner?
A: You are not likely to be charged. Technically it’s possible to charge you with possession even if the possession was brief but I’m sure there is video surveillance at the gas station. Someone would have to report you and the police would have to investigate. It doesn’t sound like you have too much to worry about.
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