Answered on Jul 20th, 2011 at 11:05 AM
The best thing you can do is to get a good attorney. There may not have been a good reason for the police to search the vehicle. And even if there was, if you did not know your passenger had this stuff, then it can be argued that you are innocent. Since this case did not occur on a military base, state law will apply. You need to get a lawyer who understands search & seizure law, as well as criminal defense law. I am a former prosecutor with a lot of experience in these matters, and I would be happy to give you a free consult. But regardless, I urge you to seek an attorney's advice soon.