Defendant lacked standing in his codefendant’s cell phone and motel room. Louisiana’s broad state standing law doesn’t apply in federal prosecutions. United States v. Daniels, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76266 (E.D. La. May 5, 2017).
Officers had justification for a stop based on a traffic violation, and marijuana could be smelled. When defendant got out of his car, a baggie dropped to the ground. All this was probable cause for a search of the car. United States v. Paul, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76473 (M.D. La. May 19, 2017).*