What Doesn’t Work: Saying, when questioned by the police about the pills in your pocket: “These aren’t illegal drugs. The guy I bought them from has a totally valid prescription.”
What Works: Don’t give out your leftover meds! Whenever I got injured in college my mother would give me prescription pain medication that my family had leftover in our medicine cabinet. At the time, neither of us knew that she could be charged with a felony! Many families do the same thing to save on medical bills. You should be aware that you can be charged with a felony for giving your prescription drugs to somebody else, even if they truly need it. (Don’t worry Mom, we are well beyond the statute of limitations for felonies).