OH5: Working meth lab is exigency

Defendant was initially stopped with information from a CI amounting to reasonable suspicion that he was purchasing precursors and ingredients to manufacture methamphetamine. When the police got to his house, it was apparent there was a working meth lab, and that’s exigency. State v. Freeders, 2017-Ohio-9278, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 5745 (5th Dist. Dec. 26, 2017).

“A reliable confidential informant personally made two controlled buys, and this information was verified by the police who supervised the buys ….” That’s probable cause. People v. Clemente, 2017 NY Slip Op 09235, 2017 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 9311 (1st Dept. Dec. 28, 2017).*

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