CA4: Inevitable discovery applies to def’s name

The district court did not err in finding the inevitable discovery doctrine applied where officers responded to an assault call and saw defendant, believed to be a felon, with a gun. It was inevitable that police would have lawfully discovered his name. United States v. McDaniel, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 14787 (4th Cir. Aug. 10, 2017).*

The CI’s statement was probable cause on the totality, and it was corroborated. “The known facts and circumstances here support a finding of probable cause. Coleman’s description of the activities at Johnson’s condo was detailed and based on firsthand knowledge. He specified that he purchased 150-200 grams of heroin from Johnson on a weekly basis. He described to agents the manner in which he paid for the heroin and how much it cost. He told agents the location where he purchased the heroin, and he specified the unit number of the condo. He told agents that his most recent purchase of 200 grams of heroin at Johnson’s condo was on April 10, 2011, merely two days before agents obtained and executed a search warrant at the condo.” United States v. Johnson, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 14860 (7th Cir. Aug. 11, 2017).*

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