E.D.Mich.: SW for human body parts wasn’t a general warrant

Defendant was accused of unlawfully trafficking in human body parts, and the search warrant for his premises for body parts was not a general warrant. United States v. Rathburn, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140562 (E.D.Mich. Oct. 11, 2016). [It seems quite difficult to imagine that a warrant for body parts could be general. It’s not like people have lots of them just lying around all the time.]

Wiretaps caused police to set up surveillance, and defendant showed up doing what the police expected. By then they had probable cause to believe that drugs were in defendant’s vehicle. United States v. Marsh, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 19695 (11th Cir. Nov. 2, 2016).*

Defendant told an undercover narc (a “UA”) that he was shipping meth by FedEx and gave details. That gave probable cause to detain one of his packages at Tucson. United States v. Wilson, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 139815 (D.Ariz. Sept. 6, 2016),* adopted, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 139817 (D. Ariz. Oct. 7, 2016).*

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