Motion to suppress heroin sustained

Defendant's motion to suppress heroin found in rental car sustained

Defendant's motion to suppress heroin found in rental car was denied by the District Court.  The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that defendant had standing to challenge the search, since he had permission from his wife to operate the rental car.  However, defendant's actions during the traffic stop and search, including giving a false identification and changing his story, as well as a positive canine alert, were sufficient to give probable cause for a search.  Affirmed.

United States v. Bettis, 18-2407, appealed from the District of Minnesota, Kobes, J.

Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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