Excerpt from Attorney Ralph Behr’s Book. Can a Police Lie to Me? What is Possession of a Controlled Substance?

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50 ‘most charged’ crimes defined

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

‘Possession’ means to have personal charge of, or exercise the right of ownership, management, or control over the thing possessed.

Possession may be actual or constructive.

‘Constructive possession’ means the thing is in a place over which the person has control, or in which the person has concealed it.

If a person has exclusive possession of a thing, knowledge of its presence may be inferred or assumed.