The car was coming from Baltimore going to Maine,they were pulled over in bridgeport ct.
Typically the feds prosecute conspiracies involving large amounts of drugs and/or guns, so I would say the odds are low. Yet, it can be hard to predict what happens ultimately. And just because there are no initial admissions doesn’t mean there won’t be admissions and cooperation once the defendants understand the time they are facing. Also, the occupants of a car could be deemed to have “constructive possession” of the car’s contents, so a denial of knowledge may be moot.
Whenever guns are involved, there is a legitimate chance that the feds will be interested. It's unlikely under the limited fact pattern you provided, but not out of the question. If neither party makes any statements and there is nothing else (i.e., DNA, fingerprints, identifying papers in the same container as the guns/drugs), there is a reasonable chance BOTH of these defendant's could prevail at trial or, at a minimum, use the fact that the items are merely in proximity to obtain a favorable plea deal.
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