Can the police add the weights of drugs from two different locations to get a higher charge?

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Asked on September 8, 2014 under Criminal Law, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Yes, as long as all the drugs belong (or can be proven in court to belong) to the same individual, their weights or quantities can be added together or combined to come to a total amount, justifying a more serious charge. There is no legal requirement that all the drugs must come from the same location for purposes of determing the appropriate charge.


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