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Criminal Practice – Search & Seizure – Reasonable Suspicion – Marijuana Smell & Defendant’s Lie – Indictment (access required)

Upon approaching defendant, a detective commented on the smell of marijuana. Because of the detective’s surveillance of the area, he knew defendant was lying when he said someone else had been smoking in the area before him. The odor of marijuana and defendant’s lie gave the detective an objectively reasonable, articulable suspicion to seize defendant. We ...

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