CA5: Greyhound bus interdiction at Conroe TX was not a checkpoint stop; defendant disclaimed bag and bus driver’s consent applied to it

A Greyhound bus interdiction at Conroe, Texas was not a checkpoint stop. Two plainclothes officers got on the bus and walked down the aisle. Defendant was feigning sleeping. He ultimately consented to a search of a bag over his head on the rack. He denied ownership of the bag next to it. It was removed from the bus and sniffed by a dog. A search produced cocaine bricks. Ultimately he came off the bus by his own consent, and a key on him fit a lock on the bag with the cocaine. The driver’s consent to the passenger compartment search extended to the disclaimed bag. United States v. Wise, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 24641 (5th Cir. Dec. 6, 2017).

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