My question involves criminal law for the state of: Ohio
The other night a buddy and myself happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. We were walking down a bike path after finishing a bowl, and we got stopped by two cops. My friend and i had to deal with the cops away from each other, so i have no clue what happened to him. The cop i got told me to empty my pockets. I had the bowl on me, and my friend had approximately 1.5 grams on him. After going through a bunch of really vague and awkwardly worded questions, and being told i was "too doped up to understand simple questions" he asked if i had any pot on me and i said no and lifted up my arms expecting to get frisked. Then he yelled at me and said i was being too cooperative and that if he finds any pot on me he will charge me for criminal possession. After checking my pockets and finding matches and a lighter he continued to write a citation for "possessed marijuana less than 100 grams," contrarty to and in violation of Section 2529.11 of the Ohio Revised Code.
I looked at the Ohio Revised Code and there is no section 2529.11. Im pretty sure he put the 5 and 9 in the wrong positions.
That aside (which im pretty sure isnt a **** up enough to get me out of this) if he magically found pot on me when i didnt have it, i guess the charge is acceptable. Im wondering, is having a bowl considered posession? I would have thought it would be paraphenalia. I didnt know he was writing the ticket for possession. He didnt give me the ticket until we got back to my house and had me sign it. I looked at it and saw it said possession, but i was too freaked out and scared to ask about it, i really think he would have beat the shit out of me if i did, he was really a dick. My friend got lucky and got the nice cop with him....im rather jealous
ALSO when the guy took me to my house, he threatened to take me to jail if i didnt wake up my parents (im 20 years old by the way, so im 99% certain i didnt have to wake them, but i wasnt going to chance getting put in jail over something so trivial as being in possession of a bowl).
So basically, my question is: Is being in possession of a bowl considered possession of marijuana or what?