It is one of the percs of my job. 4th amendment what? Welcome to Fort _____ pull over there for your random inspection.
I agree that weed should be decriminalized. I also think teachers/school admins should be subjected to random drug testing.
He would have need the other guy in the car to claim it. If it's just you in the car then it's all yours. Even if other people are in the car, you have what's called constructive possession where you can put it on everyone who had access to it and should have known it was there. Don't get me wrong, i think it is a BS arrest(unless we're talking one fat bag of weed). If it had been me I would have made him dump it, made sure he knew how he almost fucked his life, and sent him on his way.
It's in the trunk, therefore it's not a crime according to my Sheriff buddy. Of course, being on post the so called "guards" could probably take it, but it's blue raspberry flavored... probably not their style.
They tend not to search during the morning rush, and since I don't tend to leave post much during the day, I think I'll be relatively safe. Oh well if I'm not...
There have been alot of complaints about the authorities hanging around the site of this music festival and pulling people over for anything. Lots of tickets are issued. I have heard that if you refuse to have your car searched, they will threaten to hold you until they get a court order. I can't imagine what happened in this situation. I want to believe that he didn't know the pot was there. We have been co workers for 15 years.