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I opened a box containing meth in front of detectives. My roomate consented to search of house, as I did I. Non-related to meth paraphenalia was seized (pot, jewelry didital scales and 2 old crack pipes) Nothing meth related was found. I was not arrested. I was given a citation. I did not know there were drugs in the package. The sender claims, my husband, claims he did not sent them.
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: this is not real estate
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I was assigned a public defender. The prosecutor claims this is a highly unusual case.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
what are the consequences of opening a box in front of detectives that contained loose bags of meth. My roomate consented to search of his house and they went downstairs in my private area and found pot-related paraphenalia and pot.
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
The box and contents were not seized just the meth. I was not arrested although the citation says I was. There was no meth related paraphenalia found.
Lawyer: TJ, Esq., Attorney replied 10 months ago

Hi again.

Q: what are the consequences of opening a box in front of detectives that contained loose bags of meth.

A: The police could investigate, determine who it believes owned the meth, and then charge that person with possession. It's possible that the police will believe that the meth belonged to you, though it's also possible that the police will determine it belonged to somebody else. But the bot***** *****ne is that the worst case scenario is that you could be charged. If that happens, then you should retain an attorney immediately. Also, even if you are not charged, you should not talk to the police without a lawyer present, since the police will likely be talking to you for the purpose of obtaining incriminating statements against you.

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