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Drug seizure laws

What if the house was rented?
What if the car belongs to a relative?
What if the passenger in your car has drugs and does not claim them? The owner of the vehicle is charged. will the owner of the vehicle lose the vehicle?

If so is this fair? Why or why not?

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In a situation in which the house is rented, law enforcement in most jurisdictions can only conduct a thorough search of the house pursuant to the drugs that have been found and the arrest that has been made. Do to the fact that drugs were found in the house or on the person of the individual or individuals living within that house, law enforcement can conduct a search without a search warrant, or obtaining the permission of the owners of that rental property. In these cases it is also possible for law enforcement to effectively seize this property only for the search and the ...