S.D.Ohio: Def’s girlfriend’s standing testimony rejected because it sounded “scripted” and because she didn’t smell the 100 pds of MJ she was standing near regularly for days

Defendant claimed standing in his girlfriend’s house because he regularly spent the night there. Her testimony was rejected because it sounded “scripted” and inherently unreliable because she claimed she didn’t smell 100 pounds of marijuana in her basement even though she did laundry down there every night. Moreover, the court doubts she even lived there because the lease agreement didn’t make sense, and she admitted there was a problem with it. United States v. Black, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 209507 (S.D. Ohio Dec. 20, 2017) (Treatise § 60.47 n.3).

Defendant was stopped for speeding, driving a rental car rented by another. He gave a false name and social security number. The stop was extended two hours for the drug dog, and there was reasonable suspicion. United States v. Pinex, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 25681 (9th Cir. Dec. 19, 2017).*

https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/memoranda/2017/12/19/16-30050.pdf

Defense counsel wasn’t ineffective for not further litigating a Playpen warrant that was doomed to fail. Gray v. United States, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 210998 (N.D. Ohio Dec. 22, 2017).*

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