OH1: Leaving drug house under surveillance for two weeks was RS

It was reasonable suspicion for defendant to visit a house under surveillance for two weeks as a drug house with detailed collection of information about comings and goings. State v. Donohue, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 3668 (1st Dist. Aug. 25, 2017).

Petitioner was left alone in a room with drugs by those he was “partying” with, and there was a search. His disclaimer of any privacy interest in the room to distance himself from the drugs meant any motion to suppress the search of the room would fail. Therefore, no ineffective assistance of counsel. Brandon v. State, 2017 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 754 (Aug. 25, 2017).*

Officers entered a reservation and came to defendant’s house which had a barbed wire fence and a gate. They honked but nobody came out. So they entered the curtilage for a knock and talk, and this was reasonable. The officers were forthcoming about their reasons for being there, and they obtained voluntary consent. United States v. Gray, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 136879 (D. Ariz. Aug. 25, 2017).*

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