in possession

in (one's) possession

Owned, held by, or under the custody of someone. With her father's inheritance in her possession, Samantha intends to start her own business. The detective wanted to know how long the victim's diary had been in the suspect's possession.
See also: possession

*in someone's possession

held by someone; owned by someone. (*Typically: be ~; come [into] ~.) The book is now in my possession. How long has this object been in your possession?
See also: possession
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Police arrested an Italian national late Wednesday in Paphos for loitering and being in possession of stolen goods.
It is understood that the prosecution claims to be in possession of video footage that demonstrates many protesters initiating shooting using automatic rifles and handguns.
While the assignor's attorney never responded, NMMI wrote MVAIC that it was not in possession of the information requested and that MVAIC should contact the patient directly or through his attorney.
The man was then searched and found to be in possession of a knife.
Springfield police said they found Garron Mitchell Medicinecrow, 21, in possession of items taken in at least nine vehicle burglaries.
None of the youths were found to be in possession of alcohol or appeared to have been drinking but seemed to be meeting with friends and not taking part in any form of anti-social behaviour.
star confirmed he was caught in possession of crack cocaine when arrested last year in public toilets on Hampstead Heath, a gay cruising area near his north London home.
It was unreasonable to require the client to specify the particular items they wanted because they could not predict a priori either what they would need in the future or what data was even there, all of the material in question being in possession of the lawyer (no big surprise--protection of the client's interests has been a hallmark of this area of the law since time immemorial).
Anyone found carrying a knife unless authorised to do so should be treated in exactly the same way as they would be in possession of a firearm.
He's a good tackler and, when he is in possession, he doesn't waste the ball.
But impostors in possession of a certified birth certificate can go farther, and even parlay a driver's license and a Social Security number into that most desirable of documents, the U.
Disney honchos found themselves in possession of the next cultural phenomenon: the butt of New Yorker magazine jokes and ``Forbidden Broadway'' spoofs.
The students' defence team said during Saturday's session that at the time of their arrest, the students were only in possession of two cameras, posters carrying the "Rab sign", and drums.
A 22-year-old Briton and a 27-year-old Polish national were also arrested in Paphos yesterday, after they were caught in possession of e1/4225 in notes and e1/4220 in coins, believed to have been stolen from the Veronica Hotel's billiard table.
a motor vehicle in the nighttime, receiving stolen property worth more than $250, larceny of property worth more than $250, possession of burglary tools, possession of a class E drug, speeding and being a minor in possession of alcohol.