MO: Reading SW to def at execution is not “custodial interrogation”

Police entered defendant’s house with a search warrant. Defendant was handcuffed and the contents of the search warrant were read to her. Her responses were not custodial interrogation when she admitted where drugs were in the house. State v. Craig, 2018 Mo. App. LEXIS 611 (June 12, 2018):

Craig argues Malloy’s recitation of the search warrant was the functional equivalent of an interrogation and that the statements she made after the recitation and before being advised of her Miranda rights should be suppressed. Those statements disclosed there were drug paraphernalia and stolen tools in the house. We conclude that, under the facts and circumstances of this case, the recitation of the search warrant was not an interrogation.

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