Originally Posted by Colimon
I don't really see a problem with this if he tried to escape with the contraband... It's his ass on the line, not his friends, right? I do think it's a little uncool to ditch leaving him with a piece still in his car though. Your charges should be fairly minor, as long as they didn't get evidence on you. I'm a little puzzled as to why they were able to find you from your phone, don't they need like a warrant of some sort to actually view the contents of your cell phone? That's pretty private information right there. Sounds like your friend might've flipped on you or something... Jus sayin...
Running is fine. Ditching someone with illegal shit is not.
He ditched out without taking all the illegal shit, to save his own ass.
If his friend got busted, no warrant was needed, generally. It's a little grey, and that's how they like it. If someone fled a crime scene and left a phone, and his friend who stayed denied owning it, it's not hard in the least to go through it, no warrant needed.
If you grab the evidence and run, that's cool, if you run like a bitch and leave whoever's behind with illegal things, you screw them from the start.
I don't think his friend flipped, but he should have, if he didn't......
There's no need for more than one person to be charged, but that would be the case even if he didn't run, if they both stuck to a story. Since he ran, there was no reason for ANYONE to get in ANY trouble, except that he's a douche.