CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether stop of defendant’s vehicle was supported by reasonable suspicion?
Defendant was convicted of possession with intent to distribute drugs and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Defendant appealed. Defendant’s vehicle was stopped after a report of a trespassing vehicle, a police dispatch regarding same, and after he veered on to the wrong side of the road. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the officers had a reasonable suspicion to initiate a traffic stop and could continue the stop through investigation of the trespassing report. Affirmed.
United States v. Marin, 19-3214, Pitlyk, J. Appealed from the United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.