D.S.C.: Motorcycle owner’s GPS tracked to def’s backyard; no Franks violation in the SW affidavit because it was really backyard

The owner of a motorcycle had a GPS tracker on it, and he reported to the police that it was pinging at defendant’s address. Defendant’s claim that the affidavit for the search warrant for defendant’s address violated Franks because the affidavit didn’t say it was the backyard is rejected. United States v. Galloway, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67993 (D.S.C. May 4, 2017).

Defendant was stopped after midnight. His nervousness made the officer order him out of the car. A patdown led to a wad of cash, yet defendant insisted he was unemployed. There was reasonable suspicion developing that turned into probable cause. United States v. Boyd, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68807 (E.D. Mich. May 5, 2017).*

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