Florida Drug Charges Motion To Suppress Should Have Been Granted

Florida Drug Charges Motion To SuppressA Florida Appeals Court effectively tossed drug charges where there had been a Search and seizure. An Investigatory stop was ruled invalid where the Officer saw a hand-to-hand transaction. What was exchanged was unknown. The occupants of a van and exchanged something with someone who had had exited a house known to law enforcement for narcotics sales. Court ruled that law enforcement did not have a reasonable, well-founded, particularized suspicion of criminal activity to justify even an investigatory stop of the van. Drug paraphernalia found in search of vehicle was suppressed. Cop threatened to call a canine (K-9) unit.

Source: 34 Fla. L. Weekly D921a

Florida Drug Charges Motion To Suppress Should Have Been Granted