In a sentence from the novel 'Mr.Mercedes', the ex-cop Hodges said:
" You can bust a ten-year-old for possession, but try making it stick"
I don't understand what but try making it stick means.
I looked up some on-line dictionaries, but since my native language is not English, and the word 'stick' has so many different meanings, it is rather frustrating. I would appreciate it if i can find some help here.