W.D.Mo.: Observed drug deals with CI showed reliability and lack of staleness of information

A state court judge issued a tracking warrant for defendant’s car based on a heavily corroborated CI who did drug deals with the defendant while LEOs watched. This “shows that the confidential information was reliable and that the information was not vague or stale. The confidential informant’s information in conjunction with the personal observation of the drug transaction by the law enforcement officer were sufficient to support a finding of probable cause for the issuance of the warrant authorizing placement of a GPS tracking device on Defendant’s vehicle.” Defendant did not challenge the SWs for his house. United States v. Bradley, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92315 (W.D. Mo. May 30, 2017), adopted, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91746 (W.D. Mo. June 14, 2017).

Defense counsel wasn’t ineffective for not moving to suppress the search of defendant’s person. While the CI didn’t name defendant, the officer saw a drug deal go down that defendant was involved in, and that was probable cause. Sanchez-Rebollar v. United States, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92640 (W.D. Tex. June 15, 2017).*

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