United States v. Huskisson

Indianapolis DEA taskforce members barge into suspected drug dealer’s house, find oodles of meth, and then use that evidence after the fact in their application for a warrant to . . . search the house. “We do not condone this illegal behavior,” says the Seventh Circuit. But even so, the district court rightly declined to suppress the oodles of meth at trial. The DEA’s warrant application had enough other information to establish probable cause. And despite one officer’s contradicting himself on the stand, the district court reasonably found that agents were going to seek the warrant whether or not they found the meth.

Tags: 2019, DEA, Drug Trafficking, Search Warrant, Seventh Circuit

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