Criminal Law Keyed to Bonnie
United States v. Heredia
Heredia was stopped at the Mexican border for possession of 349 pounds of marijuana. Heredia claimed that she mistaked the scent for laundry detergent and that she was suspicious of her unemployed mother for carrying a large amount of cash. Heredia never checked the car for drugs and was convicted on possession charges. Heredia appealed.
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