Officers were tipped off to the defendant coming through with drugs eight hours before he was stopped. The stop was for speeding and weaving, and a drug dog was used which alerted. The fact the officers had eight hours warning didn’t require them to get a search warrant. “The fact that there may or may not have been enough information to obtain a search warrant to search that same vehicle earlier that day has no impact on the legality of the subsequent search and seizure; officers do not have to obtain a warrant at the first practicable moment.” Whitenack v. State, 2017 Ind. App. LEXIS 45 (Feb. 3, 2017).
A trailer hitch ball partially obstructing a license plate is reasonable suspicion for a stop. State v. Tregeagle, 2017 Ida. App. LEXIS 12 (Feb. 3, 2017).*