E.D.Mich.: Driving somebody to a stash house isn’t probable cause for your house

The affidavit for the search warrant completely failed to show probable cause for defendant’s house. The fact he drove somebody to a stash house isn’t probable cause to believe he’s involved in the stash house and its drug trafficking organization. The good faith exception does not apply because the affidavit was truly bare bones. United States v. Miller, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53511 (E.D. Mich. April 7, 2017).

The officers had developed reasonable suspicion by the time consent was sought. They already had probable cause by the time the dog was called for, so defendant gave them up. “He also remarked to Trooper Honesto, ‘you guys are f—ing good.’ Trooper Honesto then read Salazar his Miranda rights because of the statements Salazar was making.” United States v. Salazar, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53170 (N.D. Tex. April 6, 2017).* [How can you disbelieve an officer with the name Honesto?]

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