Both for historical and practical reasons, the law recognizes that students attending public schools simply cannot have the same Fourth Amendment rights as they would when they are at home or out on the street.
A former police chief from another town in Alabama is facing serious legal trouble after being arrested on both drug and other charges that also supposedly involved the use of drugs.
People in the Mobile area from all walks of life can find themselves facing serious drug charges. For instance, a high school student who may until that point have been an occasional user may get slapped with a criminal charge of drug possession, even for things like marijuana or a prescription pill.
Authorities in Alabama announced the seizure of two pounds of marijuana as well as over $70,000 in cash and some firearms in what they described as an ongoing investigation. The also arrested nine people in connection with their action, five of whom they were actively investigating for drug crimes. There were 9 other people who were being investigated but who were not detained in connection with this recent police raid.
Sometimes, a spoon is just a piece of cutlery or a syringe is just a piece of medical equipment. However, there are situations in which common items such as these may be considered drug paraphernalia. Because the possession of drug paraphernalia is against the law, it is important to understand what it is, so those facing criminal charges can make informed decisions in their case.
Marijuana use is becoming increasingly approved in our society, at least for medicinal purposes. Medical marijuana has been made legal in more than 23 states. Even the recreational use of marijuana has been decriminalized in 18 states, and a few states have even made the recreational use of marijuana legal. However, Alabama still takes a hard stance against marijuana possession.