I am filing for a secret clearance, and I am not sure what to put for under the Charges and Arrests section of the SF-86.
When I was 15, I was in a vehicle that was pulled over by a police officer for a break light issue. When the officer walked to the driver’s side window, he stated that he smelled marijuana in the vehicle and asked for a confession upon the threat of bringing dogs to search the car. My friend who was driving quickly confessed that there was in fact marijuana in the car (we had smoked prior to this) and we were all asked to exit the car while the two officers conducted a search. They found maybe 2 grams of the stuff. We sat on the curb (without being handcuffed) while this was done. One officer checked our licenses and found that we were all under the age of 17 and proceeded to have us call our parents to pick us up from the location. The police officer informed us and our parents that we were not charged and we were sent home on account of us complying from the beginning and because we were minors.
My question is should I report this event? And if so, where? Because to my knowledge I was not arrested nor was I charged with anything, and I have been informed that putting “no” and then leaving a comment is grounds for a rejection as it is conflicting information.
It is possible that a friend of mine from high school would mention this in a clearance interview and I’m uncertain as to how an investigator would handle it if they found out from a friend of mine first. Would they see it as me trying to hide the occurance?