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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. John A. Peters III (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 10-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:

ROVNER, Circuit Judge. John A. Peters, III, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846. He reserved his right to appeal the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress evidence discovered during the search of a car in which he was a passenger. We affirm. * * *

We have held that a police officer “who smells marijuana coming from a car has probable cause to search that car.” United States v. Franklin, 547 F.3d 726, 733 (7th Cir. 2008). The judgment of the district court is therefore AFFIRMED

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 27, 2014 04:00 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions