S.D.Fla.: Pictures on def’s Instagram account corroborated CIs

Defendant’s Instagram pages allowed agents to see photographs of firearms and bottles of promethazine with codeine (“molly”) and marijuana. Defendant was already a suspected molly distributor with two prior cocaine convictions, and that substantially helped show probable cause for a warrant for his house because it corroborated CIs. United States v. Garcia, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37904 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 9, 2017), adopted, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37905 (S.D. Fla. March 16, 2017), as revised 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47862 (S.D. Fla. March 29, 2017). [Note: It’s so obvious that cell phones have been the downfall of many, MANY defendants in all kinds of cases. Why do they insist on taking pictures of their cache and then, worse yet, post it publicly.]

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