CA6: Parole search of person finding baggie of drugs in buttocks wasn’t too intrusive; not a strip search

Defendant was subjected to a parole search of his person, something permitted under Michigan law and his parole status. A baggie of drugs was found in his buttocks. The search was reasonable and only intruded somewhat on his higher privacy interest in his person. This wasn’t a strip search. United States v. Doxey, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 15184 (6th Cir. Aug. 18, 2016).

While the good faith exception isn’t applicable in the Sixth Circuit to a failure to show nexus (United States v. Buffer, 529 Fed. Appx. 482 (6th Cir. 2013)), here the affidavit for search warrant did. United States v. Kelly, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107708 (W.D.Tenn. May 10, 2016), adopted, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107278 (W.D. Tenn. Aug. 12, 2016).

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