E.D.La.: Casing parked cars the weekend before Mardi Gras then all getting in one car was RS

“As noted, the troopers had reasonable suspicion to stop the defendants. The troopers had watched a man, at night, in a high crime area during Mardi Gras, the busiest weekend of the year, peer into several unoccupied vehicles, and then enter the Nissan. Under the totality of the circumstances, a reasonable officer would have reasonable suspicion that criminal activity might be afoot. Accordingly, the officers properly approached the vehicle, bearing lit flashlights.” The side windows couldn’t be seen through because of tinting, but the windshield could, and the officers saw baggies on the console. When a door was opened they could smell marijuana. They validly searched the car finding marijuana, heroin, and a gun. United States v. George, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 191379 (E.D. La. Nov. 20, 2017).

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