FL2: Def stopped in the driveway where package of MJ was to delivered was without RS

“A mysterious parcel package was intercepted while en route to be delivered. It contained approximately ten pounds of marijuana. Someone sent the package. Someone was presumably going to pick it up. The principal question this appeal presents is whether investigating detectives had a reasonable suspicion that James Johns, III, was somehow involved with this contraband when they detained him in the driveway of the package’s destination. We hold they did not.” “The only connections the circuit court could draw between the package of marijuana that precipitated this investigation and Mr. Johns at the time he was detained were his arrival at a duplex where marijuana was to be delivered and the prior actions of a person Mr. Johns accompanied. But it is well settled that one’s mere presence in a place of potential criminal activity does not, by itself, furnish reasonable suspicion to justify an investigatory stop. See Illinois v. Wardlow, 528 U.S. 119, 124 (2000).” Johns v. State, 2018 Fla. App. LEXIS 5001 (Fla. 3d DCA Apr. 13, 2018).

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