D.P.R.: Protective sweep of garage and upstairs was valid; plain view sustained, but search of closed bag suppressed

“[T]he court finds that extending the protective sweep to the garage and the second floor was within the bounds set forth by the Supreme Court in Buie and the First Circuit in United States v. Winston, 444 F.3d 115, 120 (1st Cir. 2006).” Evidence seen in plain view was properly seized, but a bag could not be searched under protective sweep. United States v. Hernandez-Mieses, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102595 (D. P.R. June 30, 2017).

The officers had reasonable suspicion defendant was involved in drug trafficking and switching vehicles. Then he voluntarily consented. United States v. Aguirre, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103295 (N.D. Ill. July 5, 2017).*

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