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Hi,So i did something pretty stupid. I was in a restaurant and I was sitting by the window sill. I saw a tiny bag of pills (I have no idea what they were) and out of curiosity I picked it up and looked at it. I then threw it back on the window sill and did nothing more with it. Then I realized that if they were illegal drugs the police could potentially arrest me. My fingerprints are on there now. Am I in danger of being arrested or contacted by the police?
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: This is general information for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.While I cannot guarantee nothing will occur, it is HIGHLY unlikely anything criminal will come of this. First, there is no indication that the pills were illegal. Second, if you have never been arrested then the police "lifting" finger prints off the small bag would be useless as they could not "match" the fingerprints to anything on record. Third, and most importantly, you would have to make a huge assumption that the police would commit tons of time and resources to identify who these pills belonged to, again, assuming the pills are even illegal. There is likely no chance of such a commitment as you described the bag as "tiny" and rarely, do police bother with amounts of illegal substances that are just for personal use as opposed to distribute. However, again, this even assuming the pills are illegal.You have nothing to worry about based on the facts you provided.
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