Unlawful Search & Seizure. Legal news and articles for January 26 - 27, 2012

Witnesses speak of heavy drug use at day four of Operation Drive Thru trialProbes lead to meth busts in Porterville, PlainviewPolice raid drug house, arrest threeLiquor shop owners in AP form syndicates, bribe officials:ACBGlobal positioning stupidityACS seizes more roosters from West Side propertyWaukegan man held on drug, weapon chargesTip interrupts Maple Ridge dial-a-dope operationCamden man enters guilty plea, forfeits proceeds of illegal drug traffickingCommissioner LaPrade Found GuiltyStop and frisk hits cabs, Black ridersOff what now?Saint John Police lay 52 street crime chargesRaids lead to seizure of more than 150 marijuana plantsWas GPS Tracking of NY State Employee Legal?

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Leagle.comJanuary 2, 2012

The State appeals from the trial court's order granting Sharon Laverne McCullough's motion to suppress evidence seized following her arrest. Because the search of McCullough's car was illegal under the United States Supreme Court's holding in Arizona v ...more »

Couple jailed on drug charges following six-month police investigation
Abilene Recorder ChronicleJanuary 4, 2012

He said during the execution of the search warrant over 2.5 ounces of meth, two grams of cocaine, 33 grams of marijuana, and numerous prescription pills, all with a street value of more than $10000 were seized. Officers also seized more than $10000 in ...more »

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Witnesses speak of heavy drug use at day four of Operation Drive Thru trial
Clearfield ProgressJanuary 27, 2012

Gearhart is charged with 14 counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance; criminal conspiracy; criminal use of communication facility; dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity; two counts of corrupt organizations; and racketeering ...more »

Probes lead to meth busts in Porterville, Plainview
Porterville RecorderJanuary 27, 2012

After two separate month-long investigations into trafficking of illegal drugs in the Plainview and Porterville areas, authorities arrested four suspects, recovered a couple of firearms and seized thousands of dollars worth of methamphetamine Wednesday ...more »

Police raid drug house, arrest three
Mid-Hudson NewsJanuary 27, 2012

The search warrant culminated a three month investigation into illegal marijuana sales at that address. Seized during the raid were marijuana, cocaine, packaging and scales equipment, money and other drug paraphernalia. Police arrested a 17-year-old ...more »

Liquor shop owners in AP form syndicates, bribe officials:ACB
IBNLive.comJanuary 27, 2012

The ACB had conducted searches over the last couple of months at 33 offices belonging to owners of wine shops in different districts and seized voluminous records. After scrutinising the records, criminal cases have been registered and investigation ...more »

Global positioning stupidity
New York Daily NewsJanuary 27, 2012

Unanimously, the court decided that the Constitution's bar against unreasonable searches and seizures applies because the installation of the device infringes on the car owner's property rights as set out by the Founding Fathers centuries before the ...more »

ACS seizes more roosters from West Side property
San Antonio ExpressJanuary 27, 2012

By Jessica Kwong Animal Care Services revisited a West Side property where it seized 53 roosters a couple of weeks ago and impounded nearly two dozen more Thursday afternoon. A complaint to police spurred a weeks-long investigation at the property in ...more »

Waukegan man held on drug, weapon charges
Chicago Daily HeraldJanuary 27, 2012

Police said officers executed a search warrant on the 600 block of Walnut Street and seized 28.8 grams of heroin, a .32-caliber handgun, and more than $5000. The resident, Jerrold A. Hayes, 43, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, ...more »

Tip interrupts Maple Ridge dial-a-dope operation
Maple Ridge NewsJanuary 27, 2012

RCMP seized cash and illegal drugs worth more than $30000 from an apartment at 22858 Lougheed Highway. The investigation was sparked by a tip to CrimeStoppers last May that identified a young Asian man as someone who was delivering drugs to a house on ...more »

Camden man enters guilty plea, forfeits proceeds of illegal drug trafficking
KATVJanuary 26, 2012

Later, police executed a court authorized search warrant at a local bank in the Camden, Arkansas area where Johnson maintained a safe-deposit box. Law enforcement officers located and seized an additional $390000 in currency that was proceeds of ...more »

Commissioner LaPrade Found Guilty
Longview News-JournalJanuary 26, 2012

The defense raised the question if that deviation from procedure gave the occasion for an illegal search and seizure of the vehicle. Roob said a supervisor of the Canton Police Department made the decision for Roob to drive the truck to the jail.more »

Stop and frisk hits cabs, Black riders
Amsterdam NewsJanuary 26, 2012

The Fourth Amendment in the Bill of Rights states, "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated." However, some city residents say that this ...more »

Off what now?
Commonweal (blog)January 26, 2012

Asked what he was doing for the Latino community in light of the indictments and accusation of harassment, illegal searches and seizures and assaults on Latinos, Mr. Maturo responded on camera: “I might have tacos when I go home. I'm not sure yet.more »

Saint John Police lay 52 street crime charges
CBC.caJanuary 26, 2012

The Saint John Police have laid 52 charges against 21 males after a two-month-long street crime investigation. The investigation, called Operation Crackdown, started in November 2011 and mainly focused on dealers of cocaine, prescription drugs and ...more »

Raids lead to seizure of more than 150 marijuana plants
Dayton Daily NewsJanuary 26, 2012

Kareem Elgazzar/MBR Authorities from the RANGE task force executed a drug search raid at 671 Carlisle Ave., Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Officials seized several large black garbage bags full o high-grade pot plants.more »

Was GPS Tracking of NY State Employee Legal?
HR.BLR.comJanuary 26, 2012

A high-ranking state employee charged with workplace misconduct complained that the use of a global-positioning system (GPS) on his personal vehicle without a warrant was an illegal search and seizure under the New York Constitution.more »


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