D.Kan.: Roommate had apparent authority to permit entry and search of entertainment center in living room

Defendants were contract USPS carriers and Postal Inspectors believed they were involved in stealing Netflix DVDs from the mail. DVDs with serial numbers were sent on their route and disappeared. The Postal Inspectors went to defendants’ home to conduct a knock-and-talk, and their roommate consented to a search of the entertainment center in the living room, and over 90 Netflix DVDs were found. Those were seized. As the Postal Inspectors were leaving, one of the roommates ran out and handed over five more from a bedroom. They had apparent authority to consent to the entry and search. United States v. Eidson, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 209960 (D. Kan. Dec. 13, 2018).*

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