D.Nev.: UPS employee conducted private search and allowing police to photograph contents did exceed private search

A UPS employee suspected contraband in a package shipped from Las Vegas to Florida, and a supervisor then opened. While it was open, police came and photographed it, and this did not exceed the private search. United States v. Washington, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12361 (D. Nev. Jan. 26, 2018).*

Defendant was stopped for no DL. His car was being impounded but he was released. As defendant started to walk off, the car alarm went off when the officer opened the door. He called to the defendant to deactivate it and leave the key for the tow truck driver. As the inventory proceeded, meth was found, and he was arrested. The inventory followed proper procedure. State v. Dauphin, 2017 N.H. LEXIS 252 (Dec. 13, 2017) (memorandum).*

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