MS: Blank space for place to be searched in the SW voided search

The place to be searched in the search warrant was completely blank, and that makes the warrant void under well-settled precedent. $293,720 was seized. State ex rel. Miss. Bureau of Narcotics v. Canada, 2015 Miss. LEXIS 304 (June 4, 2015).

The trial court’s findings that defendant consented to sticking around for questioning is supported by the record. On de novo review, the court of appeals doesn’t find that the officers were haranguing defendant into submission. Towles v. United States, 2015 D.C. App. LEXIS 255 (June 4, 2015).*

While a hand-to-hand transaction alone is not reasonable suspicion, here there was more: “The essence of probable cause is a reasonable, objective basis that would lead a person of ordinary prudence to believe a crime has been, is being, or is about to be committed. … While there could have been an innocent explanation for the events observed by Detective Hussey, he was entitled to view them through the lens of his specialized training and experience and conclude that more than mere coincidence was involved, and that he had witnessed a drug transaction. For these reasons the order allowing the defendant’s motion to suppress is reversed.” Commonwealth v. Freeman, 2015 Mass. App. LEXIS 57 (June 3, 2015).*

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