Possession of firearm and drug trafficking

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.

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