E.D.Ky.: Moving car for more intense automobile exception search was reasonable

A search under the automobile exception properly includes dismantling the car stereo if the officers think there is something potentially there. It was also reasonable to move the car to a different location for a more intense search. United States v. Smith, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67072 (E.D. Ky. Apr. 19, 2019).

Even if entry into an apartment building’s parking garage was unlawful, and here it was to see if defendant’s car was parked in the apartment’s assigned spot, it had nothing to do with the probable cause for the search warrant issued on other credible information. United States v. Sheckles, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66809 (W.D. Ky. Apr. 19, 2019).*

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