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United States v. Richmond

Using Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction (unbalanced tire, worn lug nuts, nervous driver), police officer suspects drug trafficking is afoot. He touches the suspicious tire, which feels (and is) suspiciously full of meth. Fifth Circuit: And under the revived property rights theory of the Fourth Amendment, touching the tire was a search (but the driver is still going to jail).


Tags: 2019, Drug Trafficking, Fifth Circuit, Fourth Amendment, Police, Searches and Seizures

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