What are the legal consequenses for my husband if his prescription drugs were stolen?

My husband had a bottle of hydrocodone stolen from our house recently and he just found out that a friend was arrested for possession of marijuana and several bottles of prescription drugs. Could my husband be in trouble if one of those bottles was his?

Asked on July 6, 2012 under Criminal Law, Florida


Russ Pietryga / Pietryga Law Office

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

No.  Your husband was a victim of a crime.  If anything, he is a witness against his friend. 

Note, as long as he did not give the drugs to his friend he has nothing to worry about.

Hope this helps.

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