Extortion and blackmail

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Country: United States of America
State: California

Hi, Recently I was threatened by someone telling me they would plantilligal substances in my car then call the police... Is this possible? If the call is made, can and will an officer search my car?

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It is illegal to make such a threat--report that to the police if need be--
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The one-time Brigadier left Maghaberry with fellow UFF man John "Bonzer" Boreland after serving less than three years for extortion and blackmail.
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The turning point came two weeks ago when the president of Switzerland, Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, on the eve of his leaving office as part of a normal rotation, declared that American efforts to create a ``compensation fund'' for Holocaust survivors was ``nothing less than extortion and blackmail.