CA1: Police had good reason to know drug dealing before knock and talk; they knocked, heard running, and door was sealed; breaking in was reasonable

Prior to the police coming to the door, they knew that six figures in cash had been removed from the place in a plastic bag. When they knocked, they heard running and the door was sealed shut. “Given the totality of what they knew and what they reasonably suspected, the agents had reason to think — as the district court found — that the unseen individual was trying to destroy evidence. The agents knew that drugs can be flushed down a toilet or washed down a drain in the blink of an eye. See King, 563 U.S. at 461; …” United States v. Almonte-Báez, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 8472 (1st Cir. May 12, 2017)

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