Unlawful Search & Seizure. Legal news and articles for February 28 - 29, 2012

Oregon pot busts amass 1100+ plantsLawsuit filed against Lake County SheriffDalton authorities: Restaurant served as center for cocaine dealsNearly 125 pounds of pot seized in OregonNearly 125 pounds of pot seized in OregonDrug testing proposal draws crowd at IVC High SchoolFeds seek compromise on Cook County immigration ordinanceMPD receives no formal racial profiling complaintsDefense wants PSBank testimony, evidence excludedPot in pickup leads police to indoor grow in rental housePolice: More than a pound of marijuana, cocaine seized at Wilton residence ...Police Dogs Sweep Windsor Locks High School For Illegal DrugsProsecution panel withdraws five Articles of ImpeachmentAlarming Complaint Against Chicago PoliceIndiana legislators continue debate on right to resist police

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Federal agents arrest alleged ringleader of massive drug organization based in ...
WXYZFebruary 2, 2012

According to court documents, $10 million in cash has been seized and as well as 25 to 30 kilos of heroin while executing a series of search and seizure warrants across southeast Michigan. “When you see a million dollar seizure and it happens on a ...more »

Feds charge alleged leader of Metro Detroit drug ring, former state rep.
The Detroit NewsFebruary 2, 2012

Large-scale heroin seizures are rare. "We are focused on dismantling major drug trafficking organizations that bring illegal drugs into our community," US Attorney Barbara McQuade said in a statement. "We want young people to see that the lucrative ...more »

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Oregon pot busts amass 1100+ plants
KOIN Local 6February 29, 2012

Nearly 550 plants were seized, holding a reported street value of more than half a million dollars. Taken into custody at the scene was 49-year-old Wei Song Zhao. He was taken to the Yamhill County Jail on charges of Unlawful Manufacture and Unlawful...more »

Lawsuit filed against Lake County Sheriff
Flathead Publishing GroupFebruary 29, 2012

The second count of the lawsuit claims Doyle and Yonkin conspired to violate Leonard's rights to due process and protection from unlawful search and seizure. This includes the claim that Leonard's free-speech rights were violated when his personal ...more »

Dalton authorities: Restaurant served as center for cocaine deals
Rome News TribuneFebruary 29, 2012

Ramos acted as the boss, directing the illegal cocaine transactions at and from the restaurant.” The search warrants resulted in the seizure of approximately 12 additional ounces of cocaine from the restaurant and stash house, and a total of more than ...more »

Nearly 125 pounds of pot seized in Oregon
The ColumbianFebruary 29, 2012

The search yielded more than 550 marijuana plants and 100 pounds of processed marijuana. Uelman was booked into the Deschutes County Jail for investigation of unlawful possession, distribution and manufacture of marijuana. You must be logged in to rate ...more »

Nearly 125 pounds of pot seized in Oregon
WSOC CharlotteFebruary 29, 2012

AP Oregon State Police say a routine traffic stop has led to the seizure of nearly 125 pounds of marijuana valued at more than $300000. A Bend, Ore., man has been arrested in the case. Sgt. Don Wagner says 24 pounds of pot was found in duffel bags ...more »

Drug testing proposal draws crowd at IVC High School
Peoria Journal StarFebruary 29, 2012

Courts have decided public schools cannot randomly test entire student populations because the law requires students to attend school and because of Fourth Amendment protections against illegal searches and seizures. The cost of the tests to the ...more »

Feds seek compromise on Cook County immigration ordinance
Chicago TribuneFebruary 29, 2012

Working behind the scenes, the head of the country's immigration enforcement agency has offered to pay the costs of holding suspected illegal immigrants who are arrested for other crimes in Cook County, part of an effort to get county officials to ...more »

MPD receives no formal racial profiling complaints
Midland Reporter-TelegramFebruary 29, 2012

The number of vehicle searches that resulted in seizures of illegal contraband has increased by 40 percent during the last three years, according to a Midland Police Department contact report discussed Tuesday. Alex Del Carmen, of Del Carmen Consulting ...more »

Defense wants PSBank testimony, evidence excluded
ABS CBN NewsFebruary 29, 2012

... before the impeachment court its objection to the testimonies of Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) Katipunan branch manager Annabelle Tiongson, saying their motion is founded on the constitutional guarantee against unlawful searches and seizure.more »

Pot in pickup leads police to indoor grow in rental house
KVALFebruary 29, 2012

All told, police seized $312000 worth of the drug. The investigation started just before noon Friday when a state trooper stopped a 2011 GMC pickup with Oregon plates for a possible traffic violation on Highway 97 northbound in Klamath County.more »

Police: More than a pound of marijuana, cocaine seized at Wilton residence ...
Wilton VillagerFebruary 28, 2012

The search warrants came after what police call a long investigation into the illegal sale of marijuana. Wilton Police said they assisted in the execution of the search warrant. The search found more than a pound of marijuana, scales, packaging and ...more »

Police Dogs Sweep Windsor Locks High School For Illegal Drugs
Patch.comFebruary 28, 2012

The sweep followed the board of education Policy “Search and Seizure” (Policy # 5025) and the procedures outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding with the Windsor Locks Police Department, and the Windsor Locks Public Schools approved by the board of ...more »

Prosecution panel withdraws five Articles of Impeachment
BusinessWorld Online EditionFebruary 28, 2012

In their 33-page motion to suppress illegally obtained evidence, defense lawyers said, "[W]henever the evidence is illegally obtained in violation of the right against unreasonable searches or seizures, or where evidence is unlawfully obtained on the ...more »

Alarming Complaint Against Chicago Police
Courthouse News ServiceFebruary 28, 2012

Fields and Pepin seek punitive damages for excessive force, failure to provide timely medical care, unlawful seizure, unlawful search, unlawful entry, conspiracy, battery, false imprisonment, emotional distress, trespass and conversion.more »

Indiana legislators continue debate on right to resist police
Evansville Courier & PressFebruary 28, 2012

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, ...more »

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