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An off duty police officer stopped me around 2 weeks ago on

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An off duty police officer stopped me around 2 weeks ago on a train for rolling a joint, he took my name and address a picture of (joint). The 'joint' was disposed of on the path and i was free to go. Yesterday i had a visit from transport police asking me to agree to a cannabis warning, i delined until i spoken to legal advice as they have no hard evidence.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

did they ask you to sign any paperwork at the time?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no nothing was signed at the time, the off duty officer took a picture of my drivers license and small roll up, he was on his commute home apparently (met police) this happened in liphook 40 miles south from london.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

OK. Are you asking what will happen?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm asking should I accept this warning or challenge the case as it was not a joint but legal high ... What will happen if ignored? Thanks.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Well, it depends how much risk you are prepared to take.

On the face of it, it is a fairly safe action to refuse because they don't have the drugs so cant analyse them.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

if they can't analyse them then it is not possible to prove that it was prohibited.

Obviously you are running the risk they cannot prove this.

Can I clarify anything for you?