United States v. Correa

DEA agents conduct traffic stop, search car, find contraband and also garage-door openers, key fob, and mail key. An agent drives around Chicago, pressing garage-door openers. A garage door opens! The agent uses key fob to get into building lobby, mail key to identify condo unit, and then gets consent to search condo, finds trove of heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, pot, and meth. Every one of those investigatory steps comported with the Fourth Amendment, says Seventh Circuit. Concurrence: Agreed, but this is “near the outer limits of what the Fourth Amendment tolerates.”

Tags: 2018, DEA, Fourth Amendment, Seventh Circuit

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