OH8: Dog sniff within the normal occurrence of the traffic stop was reasonable

The exclusionary rule applies to forfeiture actions (One 1958 Plymouth Sedan) despite the state’s argument. The dog sniff occurred during the normal processing part of the stop. “Police may conduct a canine sniff during the time that it takes to issue a traffic citation ‘so long as the duration of the traffic stop is not extended beyond what is reasonably necessary to resolve the issue that led to the stop and issue a traffic citation.’” In re $75,000.00 United States Currency, 2017-Ohio-9158, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 5604 (8th Dist. Dec. 21, 2017).

Defendant was searched incident to arrest for driving a vehicle with a tag belonging to another car. Since the officer did not see her attach the tag, a custodial arrest was without probable cause and the search that produced amphetamine should have been suppressed. Weaver v. State, 2017 Fla. App. LEXIS 19338 (Fla. 2d DCA Dec. 20, 2017).*

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