Can the police get drugs from 3 different locations and charge me with a higher charge because of the combined weight?

UPDATED: Sep 6, 2014

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Can the police get drugs from 3 different locations and charge me with a higher charge because of the combined weight?

Asked on September 6, 2014 under Criminal Law, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If the evidence is that all the drugs were your drugs, then yes: when looking to how much drugs someone has for charging purposes, the authorities look to the total amount of drugs possessed by that person, regardless of whether they were stored in the same place or not.


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