CA7: Controlled heroin buy led to drug warrant led to CP warrant

A drug raid on a convicted sex offender’s place found him with a half-naked 16 year old under the bed. She lied about her name and age, so the officers used their search warrant authorizing a search of cell phones to look for her on the phones, and they found explicit sexual images of her. Then she admitted what she was there for. A further warrant for child pornography was issued, and some was found. The initial and second warrants were valid and executed reasonably. The first warrant was based on two controlled buys of heroin. His speculation, supported by absolutely nothing, that the CI came in with the heroin just to say he bought it there is rejected. And, of course, the good faith exception applies. United States v. Fifer, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 12748 (7th Cir. July 17, 2017).

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