You have the right to remain silent.

Should you give up that right, and say something like, "Can I have my weed back?" to a police officer, you might have trouble getting marijuana charges dropped.

On May 13, police in Midland, Beaver County, Pa., arrested Devonte Davon Jeter, 19, of 334 Penn Ave. after discovering a bag of pot at his feet during a traffic stop, according to the Beaver County Times.

He was charged with possession and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court records.

Monday, at a preliminary hearing, Jeter's public defender, Mitchell Shaheen, pointed out that four men were in the car, and said the marijuana could have belonged to someone else, the Times reported.

Jeter had told police he was planning to buy the stuff, but hadn't paid for it, so it wasn't his yet, Shaheen argued.

Then Officer Bruce Clark testified about what the defendant said while being released in May.

"Mr. Jeter asked if he could have his weed back," Clark said.

"I don't know what else, 'Can I have my weed back?' can mean, other than it's his," said Assistant District Attorney Kevin Kindred.

Jeter faces a trial at a future date.

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.