KY: SW not invalid because the color of door was wrong; finding gun during search for drugs not unreasonable

“Appellant specifically argues that the warrant was defective because it incorrectly described the front door to his residence as black when, in fact, the door was brown. Appellant’s first name was also misspelled in the warrant. However, neither of these minor discrepancies requires suppression of the contraband discovered at the residence. [¶] Appellant further claims that the handgun discovered under a bed should have been suppressed because the warrant was for drugs and not guns. Searching under a bed is clearly within the bounds of where drugs could have been placed. Upon discovery of the weapon, the officers acted appropriately in retaining the weapon and subsequently introducing it into evidence against Appellant who was, at the time of the search, known to be a prior convicted felon. Therefore, Appellant’s rights under the Fourth Amendment were not violated here.” Johnson v. Commonwealth, 2018 Ky. LEXIS 290 (Aug. 16, 2018).

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