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THE POLICE FOUND ECSTASY ON ME...

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I was out at a club last night in the student's union (not my university's union, another one) and while I was in the toilet dropping, the bouncer looked over the cubicle and saw me and then took me to a room and searched me and found 1 and a half pills on me (I'd taken a half). Then the police came and took a statement etc. I am from Scotland and have never been in trouble with the police before. I am also at university. What's going to happen??? Will I be kicked out of uni??? Am I going to be fined a lot of money??? Could anyone share past experiences?

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[ 28-04-2002: Message edited by: BARTONIOUS ]

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You should be okay mate. In theory they could press charges and take it further, but you say you've never been in trouble with the police before, and with the quantity you had on you there is no way they could accuse you of intent to supply. There is a good write-up about this somewhere on this website that explains it at length. In any case you'll get off with a verbal or written caution, methinks.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't have a record at all. Although the police guy said that this will go on my record. I can't really remember what was said because I was pretty drunk and was coming up off the half I'd had before they caught me. I'm really shitting it though. <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> And there will be differences between English Law and Scottish Law.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I wouldn't worry too much mate, when i was caught they gave me a coursion and said it would say on my reacord for 3 year unless i did something else, I still do um now just more carefully,
    All the best mate Diver,
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Here's a little info from this site's own drug advice section:

    "Being caught with an illegal drug for your own use - whether it is (or has been) in your pocket, your bag, your house or car - whatever! You can also be charged with this offence if the police find the drug somewhere else (i.e. in a locker) and can prove that you controlled its whereabouts.

    If you're under 17, the police can also tell your parent/s or carer, and inform the Social Services and the Probation Service. Depending on the circumstances of your case, and local prosecution policy, the police then have these options for punishment:
    1) A formal warning (which is put on local police files. If you offend again this may influence the police to charge you, rather than caution you).
    2) A formal caution (a central police record held for 5 years. If you offend again, his can be used against you).
    3) Charge you with an offence leading to a Youth Court hearing. (This is more likely for repeat offenders, who may end up with a fine or a custodial sentence).
    You can be cautioned more than once, but if you keep getting caught, you.ll go to court."

    I'm sure that applies to everyone and I'd bet you won't get anything more serious than a formal warning. I read somewhere that you should show general remorse to the police if they ask you to go to the station for your slap in the wrist. Do that and you'll be fine. It's not a criminal record and I'm sure you are not obliged to reveal that to any potential employers/colleges.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I got caught by a sniffer dog going into Homelands with 8 pills and over a 1/4 of hash and they only gave me a caution. Having been arrestes several times myself, I know that it's not a nice experience, but honestly mate, I don't think you have to worry about much. <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    Did you get a duty solicitor? Before saying anything you should have spoken to a solicitor. Very important. You may not think you need one but even if you are innocent the police interview techniques are rather good at making you look guilty.
    <STRONG>I can't really remember what was said because I was pretty drunk and was coming up off the half I'd had before they caught me. </STRONG>

    I know for a fact they're not allowed to interview you while you under the influence of alcohol/drugs. Not too sure what you can do about it though, ask your solicitor. When I had a bit of trouble with the law, my first interview wasn't allowed in court cos it was blatent that I was still pissed. It makes the police look bad, which can only be a good thing. Bastards. <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I got caught with two before christmas and escaped even a caution, i suggest been honest and friendly, your fate is decided anyway, but they can take it further if they dislike you, you won't get worse than a caution so don't worry about it <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> just don't get caught again, thats the imporatant thing to learn from this <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *sigh*

    Guys, I can't thank you enough for this re-assurance. God, I have been so stressed it has been unreal. My stomach is sore I've been so stressed. Like a permenant "butterfiles-in-your-stomach" feeling all day! And I couldn't think about anything else all day, it was horrible. But yeh I revealed everything to them and didn't hide anything. Well, except who I got them from. It was my mate but of course I didn't want to land her in it so I just said I got them from a guy called "Mark" and said I didn't know his second name and they were OK with that.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have never been caught myself <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> but I have had friends been caught at night clubs over here and the all that has happened is the pills have got taken away for example my friend AJ got caught on friday night with 18 Pill's and 10 1/2 weights, at this club that we go to all the time.

    We are all good friends with the bouncers.

    So all they did was take them and told him not to do it agian which was so lucky!

    But on the other hand I have seen them catch people that they are not friends with and take the pills and crush them in front of the person, then call the cop's so I guess my friend got off Lucky! <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i got spun the other week by police in a search. the cunts found 12 on me...just give em back and a verbal warnin to "not be seen with em again"

    dont get me wrong like thinkin im sayin im too kool to get spun proppa...i fuckin KNOW im a lucky **** to pull that off. since then i aint been near anythin that gives a bigger buzz than lemsip lol.
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