State v. Biber In response to defendant’s motion to suppress evidence obtained as a result of a search of the motel room in which he was staying, the state was only required to show probable cause, not sufficient evidence to convict defendant. A complaint of drug activity in the room by the person who rented the room, drug paraphernalia visible from the open motel room door, an occupant’s rush to the bathroom and a flushing sound before she would come out, and defendant’s insistence that the room was his all contributed to the officers’ reasonable belief that the suspected drugs hidden in the bathroom belonged to defendant.
We reverse the Court of Appeals’ award of a new trial.
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