Officer Found Marijuana on Suspect’s Pants During Stop; Charged with Possession


Officers approached an occupied vehicle parked in a vacant field with the dome light on. The vehicle smelled of marijuana and the driver possessed a leafy green substance on the front of his pants. The driver participated in field sobriety tests and the officer determined he was not impaired. A search of the vehicle located 3.8 grams of marijuana and a pipe. The officer issued the driver a notice to appear for charges of possession of < 20 grams of marijuana.

RESULT: The defense successfully negotiated with the State for the client to participate in a diversion program. The attorney convinced the State agreed to DROPall of the charges against the client.

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