Pooler, GA asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina

Q: Hello, I'm inquiring about a friend who got arrested on charges of meth distribution.

Hello, I'm inquiring about a friend who got arrested on charges of meth distribution. The person my friend was hanging out with has been an offender on multiple charges in the past and had meth in possession at the time of the arrest. Even though my friend doesn't deal in drug distribution and was unaware of this, what is the solution?

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Casey Brown
Casey Brown
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Columbia, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: It may be a case of actual v constructive possession. The issues will depend on why law enforcement was there, what rights they had to enter the premises/vehicle, where the alleged narcotics were found, and under what circumstances.

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