Last week I was pulled over for speeding on a Massachusetts street. The cop came up to the car after checking my registration and told me that my registration was expired. It was because I forgot to renew it last month. So I'm all nervous now and the cop asks me if he can search the car because he thought he smelled pot. Like an idiot I tell him to go ahead becasue I was thinking I don't have any pot in the car so who cares if he searches. I don't know what I was thinking but I was nervous and I felt like he wouldn't find the prescription drugs I had under the seat. I don't have a prescription for the pain killers so I got busted for that. I know I could have said no to the search but don't the cops need to warn people that they have a right to refuse the search of the car? This guy asked me like he was going to do it anyway even if I didn't agree. So I got out of the car like he asked.
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