Two on informant hearsay

The CI provided detailed information that all proved to be true involving a shipment of drugs, down to the packaging. While the automobile exception would have supported the search, the police obtained a warrant on the probable cause from the CI. The warrant for defendant’s premises was also based on probable cause because the CI’s information, without completely bolstering basis of knowledge, still provided enough information. Finally, of course, the good faith exception applies. United States v. Oliver, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 182103 (D.Minn. Dec. 28, 2016),* adopted, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6516 (D. Minn. Jan. 17, 2017).*

The affidavit for the search warrant in this case was supported by probable cause in informant hearsay with an informant disclosed to the issuing magistrate [what about the “four corners” rule?]. It was also not so lacking in probable cause that the good faith exception should not apply. Defendant argues this conclusorily, which the court simply rejects. United States v. Bradley, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 181797 (E.D. Oct. 17, 2016),* adopted, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4037 (E.D. Tenn. Jan. 11, 2017).*

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