AK: Trooper’s call to PO about what he’d seen justified PO having trooper do probation search

The Alaska State Trooper called defendant’s probation officer and “told the probation officer that Bradford had needle marks on his arm, that Bradford had confessed to recent use of heroin, and that he was driving without a license. Therefore, the probation officer had valid reasons to be concerned that Bradford was violating several conditions of probation. Trooper Miner provided Probation Officer Clausson with sufficient facts and circumstances to enable Officer Clausson to exercise independent discretion and request the search for valid probation supervision purposes.” The probation search by the State Trooper was thus valid. Bradford v. State, 2017 Alas. App. LEXIS 146 (Aug. 23, 2017)* (unpublished).

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