Charges: Maintaining a Vehicle Used for Drugs

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The defendant was the driver of a vehicle in which the passenger was in possession of cannabis and approximately $1,000. The driver stated that he had no direct knowledge that the passenger was in possession of cannabis, but suspected the passenger was dealing the illegal substance. The defendant was issued a notice to appear and charged with the misdemeanor of maintaining a vehicle used in connection with drugs. 

The defendant retained Meldon Law to assist with the case. After conducting discovery, it became apparent that the State Attorney’s office did not have adequate evidence to prosecute the defendant for this charge. Ultimately, the state dropped all charges due to the insufficient evidence.