Unlawful Search & Seizure. Legal news and articles for February 16 - 18, 2012

Court: Cops can keep guns, cash seized from downtown Duluth head shopSynthetic pot, other drugs seized at Lawrence shopCourt Says GPS Tracking a Search Within the Scope of Fourth AmendmentDrugs, cash, gun seized in drug raidThree arrested in police drug bustLCSO: One Arrested, One Wanted in Connection with Drug Bust3 residents of same home in Ansonia arrested on drug chargesMedical pot garden seized on a technicalitySt. Paul paying $90K to men who claim unlawful seizure in downtown parking ...Judge allows evidence in illegal hunting trialInternet computer search violated man's rights, lawyer arguesGuns, $157k seized in huge P' bustDrug charges for Utica man after police search residenceConstable in Tenaha tells FBI he ordered illegal bugging in officials' officesShakopee tax-preparer raided

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CR's Friendly Market raided, owner and employee arrested
CBS 21February 1, 2012

Officers executing the search warrants seized computers, electronic storage media, business records, video recording devices, illegal drugs, monies and funds received or dispersed relating to the unlawful conduct and all equipment used in connection ...more »

Police raid smoke shops looking for illegal spice
Daily HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

The last officer inside latched the front door, then the other officers moved toward the counter and served a search warrant for spice. The incident was part of a coordinated, five-store raid that resulted from weeks of investigation.more »

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Court: Cops can keep guns, cash seized from downtown Duluth head shop
Duluth News TribuneFebruary 18, 2012

Carlson and his attorney argued that the proceeds in question were unlawfully seized because they were not traceable to the use of controlled substances and that the executed warrants exceeded the scope of probable cause that a crime was being ...more »

Synthetic pot, other drugs seized at Lawrence shop
The Times of Trenton - NJ.comFebruary 18, 2012

The raid on the Wonderland Smoke Shop on Brunswick Pike led to the seizure of 50 pounds of synthetic marijuana, a drug the White House has labeled “a rapidly emerging threat,” which uses plant material laced with substances that mimic THC, ...more »

Court Says GPS Tracking a Search Within the Scope of Fourth Amendment
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 18, 2012

Specifically, the amendment protects us from an "unlawful search and seizure" by law enforcement or other government agencies. In short, it means that before our private property can be entered and snooped through by the government, a good reason must ...more »

Drugs, cash, gun seized in drug raid
Lake County News SunFebruary 18, 2012

... heroin and marijuana were seized after Waukegan police served a search warrant at a home Thursday. Waukegan police said Friday they arrested Burkett Davidson, 40, at 909 Commonwealth Ave., and charged him with unlawful possession of a controlled ...more »

Three arrested in police drug bust
Victoria AdvocateFebruary 18, 2012

The Victoria Police Department Special Crimes Narcotics Unit conducted a search warrant in the 500 block of Krause late Tuesday. More than three pounds of marijuana were seized along with prescription medications and a handgun, said Sgt. Eline Moya, ...more »

LCSO: One Arrested, One Wanted in Connection with Drug Bust
WCTVFebruary 17, 2012

The search warrant came after a two month investigation which involved undercover detectives purchasing illegal drugs from Anthony Womack, 28. During the search, detectives arrested 25 year old Whitney C. Petty and seized 51 bags of powder cocaine and ...more »

3 residents of same home in Ansonia arrested on drug charges
New Haven RegisterFebruary 17, 2012

They also found a loaded handgun and a shotgun, according to a police department statement, and got a search and seizure warrant to search Uhlig's home at 15 N. Prospect St. Extension. Officers from the Ansonia Police Department, including the K-9 ...more »

Medical pot garden seized on a technicality
Mail TribuneFebruary 17, 2012

MADGE investigators were called to the house in the 1400 block of Andrew Drive on Tuesday to look for evidence of an illegal marijuana garden. They found marijuana growing in a backyard greenhouse and inside the home. The search yielded 62 mature ...more »

St. Paul paying $90K to men who claim unlawful seizure in downtown parking ...
Pioneer PressFebruary 17, 2012

The lawsuit claimed the officers violated both men's right to be free from searches and seizures by stopping them without a reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing, arresting them without probable cause and using excessive and unreasonable force.more »

Judge allows evidence in illegal hunting trial
Cape Breton PostFebruary 17, 2012

Coles contended he was subject to an unreasonable search and seizure, and that he had been arbitrarily detained by a Department of Natural Resources conservation officer. As a result of the decision, Coles and co-accused Alan Ward, 23, ...more »

Internet computer search violated man's rights, lawyer argues
www.kamloopsnews.caFebruary 17, 2012

By Robert Koopmans Evidence of child pornography found on a hard drive used by a Kamloops pedophile should be excluded from his trial because police accessed his computer via the Internet without a warrant, a lawyer argued Thursday.more »

Guns, $157k seized in huge P' bust
The Bay of Plenty TimesFebruary 16, 2012

Police discovered large amounts of methamphetamine, cash, chemicals and firearms following a search of sheds and an old bus on the property. Detective Senior Sergeant Nigel Keall of Waikato CIB said an additional 21kg of precursor material found at the ...more »

Drug charges for Utica man after police search residence
Utica Observer DispatchFebruary 16, 2012

A lengthy investigation into the sale of narcotics resulted in the arrest of a Utica man Wednesday, city police said. Conroy Robinson, 25, was arrested after a search warrant was executed at 136 Boyce Ave. Officers allegedly seized cocaine, marijuana, ...more »

Constable in Tenaha tells FBI he ordered illegal bugging in officials' offices
Longview News-JournalFebruary 16, 2012

DALLAS — A constable in Tenaha told the FBI he secretly bugged other officials' offices after they were accused of illegally forcing motorists to forfeit their cash, according to a search warrant affidavit. The affidavit, based on interviews conducted ...more »

Shakopee tax-preparer raided
Minneapolis Star TribuneFebruary 16, 2012

IRS criminal investigators say an accounting and immigrant services firm with offices in Shakopee and Florida appears to be running a multi-million-dollar income-tax fraud conspiracy. Search warrants unsealed Tuesday in St. Paul show that federal ...more »

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