CA6: SW affidavit was so lacking in evidence that it did not show PC; def’s criminal record not enough; SW affidavit so lacking, no GFE

To determine whether the warrant affidavit supported probable cause to search defendant’s residence under Fourth Amendment, the court was required to assess the significance of each piece of evidence relied upon. Then it considers all the evidence together to determine whether the totality of the circumstances supported a finding of probable cause. Because the information from unidentified subjects lacked any indicia of veracity or reliability and was not corroborated by subsequent police investigation, it was accorded very little weight. Probable cause did not exist to search the residence based on defendant’s criminal record. The good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule did not apply because the affidavit did not provide any “particularized facts” connecting the residence to drug activity at the time that the search warrant was executed. United States v. Christian, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 17377 (6th Cir. June 26, 2018).

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