Meek v. Mississippi

806 So. 2d 236 (2001)

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Meek v. Mississippi

Mississippi Supreme Court
806 So. 2d 236 (2001)

Facts

March Meek (defendant) had a shaving kit that contained marijuana in a car in which Meek was riding. The car was in an accident, and Meek became trapped. Meek asked the driver of the car to dispose of something, but the driver was unable or unwilling to do so. When Phillip Hemby, a bystander, approached the accident scene to help, Meek handed Hemby the shaving kit and asked Hemby to dispose of the kit. Hemby noticed that the kit smelled like marijuana and handed the kit back to Meek. Ultimately, police officers recovered the shaving kit from the side of the road near the accident. Meek was charged with transferring the marijuana to Hemby under a statute prohibiting, among other things, transferring a controlled substance. Meek was convicted and appealed, arguing that handing the shaving kit to Hemby temporarily and without intending to sell the marijuana to Hemby did not constitute a prohibited transfer of marijuana.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Smith, J.)

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