Q: i would like to ask the prosecution as to what happened to my POT. Yes is illegal in Indiana, but the deputy sherriff
stated that he would not charge me if he found it in the car. I pilot told him not 2 search my car, stating the last time they illegaly searched they open all the antique 'key chucks' that were sealed never opened. around 30 or so. Anyway They done an enventory search but no pot "marijuana" was included n the invetory. So without implicating the owner how does one go about this type of information? The cop took over a pound of weed, this is the aledged story. I have not obtained the evidence from this case yet. I do know when he opened the door you could hear him say "OH I smell it" That should be on his body cam.
A: If you're seeking information about the whereabouts or handling of evidence, you can file a discovery motion in the court where the case is pending. Discovery motions typically request specific items or information relevant to a case. If the marijuana is not listed in the inventory after a search, but there's reason to believe it was taken by the officer, that discrepancy can be significant. Ensure you review the entire discovery packet, which should include body cam footage, police reports, and any inventory lists. The body cam footage, in particular, can provide crucial insights into the officer's conduct and statements during the search. If any impropriety or misconduct is suspected, it may serve as a basis to challenge the evidence or the actions of the officer. However, tread carefully when addressing the issue, especially if possession is still illegal in the jurisdiction. Always ensure any actions align with the overarching defense strategy.
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