Title: Can I Be Arrested Without Having Physical Drugs in the Car?
Description: Nebraska has two laws on its books that are frequently used to charge persons who are caught with little or no actual drugs in the vehicle.
Nebraska has two laws on its books that are frequently used to charge persons who are caught with little or no actual drugs in the vehicle. The charges mostly center around whether or not a large sum of cash was discovered during the search of the vehicle. As possession of money in and of itself is not a crime, officers will look for other evidence or other circumstantial evidence to help further their theory.
In other words, they will look to see how much money possessed as a typical person traveling on vacation would not carry; for example, $100,000.00 cash on them. They will also look to see how the money is packaged. Is it heat-sealed or vacuum-sealed?
They will also look into electronic devices that may have been possessed in the vehicle to try to further develop their theory that the person was involved in the unlawful transportation of narcotics or, more specifically, the proceeds from the sale of those narcotics.
After an arrest is made or the money is discovered, they would seize the cell phones, laptops, or any other electronic devices to see if there’s any circumstantial evidence on those phones that would further support their theory that the person was transporting proceeds from the illegal sale of narcotics.