C.D.Ill.: Def’s name and address aren’t constitutionally required to be in the SW

Defendant’s 2255 claim that his name and address weren’t in the search warrant doesn’t state any ground for relief because neither is constitutionally required. Lopez v. United States, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105807 (C.D. Ill. June 25, 2019).

The affidavit for this search warrant completely failed to connect the property to the alleged crime under investigation. “In sum, we find the allegations in the complaint for the search warrant were too general and ‘bare bones’ to establish a connection between the described residence and evidence of criminal activity. Moreover, the only evidence of criminal activity was provided by a source whose reliability was questionable and unverified, and therefore, this evidence did not establish the necessary nexus between the residence and criminal activity.” Consequently, not even the good faith exception saves it. People v. Pruitte, 2019 Ill. App. LEXIS 458 (June 24, 2019).*

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