Possession of drugs is a common offense and generally comes in one of two varieties under Missouri Law.
– Possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana
– Possession of drug paraphernalia
– Possession of any controlled substance other than 35 grams or less of marijuana
Actual possession: A person has actual possession if he has the substance on his person or within easy reach and convenient control.
Constructive possession: A person who, although not in actual possession, has the power and the intention at a given time to exercise dominion or control over the substance either directly or through another person or persons is in constructive possession of it.
Sole possession: If one person alone has possession of a substance possession is sole.
Joint possession: If two or more persons share possession of a substance, possession is joint.