Can I be charged with possession if drugs are found in a house that I used to stay at?

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Can I be charged with possession if drugs are found in a house that I used to stay at?

A house where I was staying occasionally just got busted for selling drugs. The 4 people who were

arrested told the police that some hash found in the bedroom belonged to me. I have not stayed there for a week yet warrants for my arrest were issued.

Asked on May 12, 2018 under Criminal Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can be arrested in this case if there is evidence--such as the testimony of four people--that the drugs were found in your bedroom. Even if you have not been there for a week, that can create probable cause to believe that the drugs were yours.


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