WV: Smell of burning MJ coming from def’s house was justification to enter

Officers approaching defendant’s house could smell marijuana. When the door was opened, the smell got stronger, and that justified a warrantless entry. State v. Ott, 2017 W. Va. LEXIS 256 (April 10, 2017) (memorandum).

The CI never said he was 100% sure about the facts he passed on, and he qualified the second-hand information. He was texting the officer, and the information was contemporaneous eyewitness information. United States v. Palmer, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53496 (E.D. Pa. April 7, 2017).*

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