CA8: Entry onto def’s back porch with arrest warrant was reasonable

The entry to defendant’s back porch was reasonable because he was there with an arrest warrant. On the back porch he saw some potential equipment for a meth lab. When the police applied for a search warrant, the product of the view on the back porch never was related to the applying officer so it didn’t even make it into the search warrant application. Thus, the Fourth Amendment was not violated. United States v. Reed, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 11084 (8th Cir. Apr. 16, 2019).

The search warrant for defendant’s cell phone included using defendant’s finger to unlock the phone. United States v. Hood, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 11094 (4th Cir. Apr. 16, 2019).

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