NY4: Def’s actions supported PC for a body SW

Officers executing a search warrant saw defendant acting like he had something hidden in the back of his pants. Defendant’s squirming and clenching his butt strongly suggested to the officer that he had drugs hidden in his rectum. The search warrant for a body search was based on probable cause. People v. McLaurin, 2018 NY Slip Op 02983, 2018 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 3026 (4th Dept. Apr. 27, 2018).

“Since the evidence submitted on that branch of the defendant’s motion which was to suppress physical evidence demonstrated the existence of probable cause to arrest him …, and that the items seized from his apartment were taken pursuant to a search warrant, suppression was properly denied without a hearing.” People v. Parker, 2018 NY Slip Op 02811, 2018 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 2787 (2d Dept. Apr. 25, 2018).*

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