TX3: Finding drugs on the driver is PC to search the car

Finding drugs on the person during a lawful stop and search of the person provides probable cause to search the car. State v. Pena, 2019 Tex. App. LEXIS 7015 (Tex. App. – Austin Aug. 13, 2019).

The search warrant legitimately included the curtilage as the place to search, and it included cars and outbuilding. United States v. Barr, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 136357 (N.D. Ga. June 24, 2019),* adopted, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135900 (N.D. Ga. Aug. 13, 2019).*

Reasonable suspicion came from defendant’s evasive answers, distancing himself from the car, and prior criminal history. Prior to the stop, defendant’s driving seemed evasive, trying to get the officer off his tail. United States v. Chenier, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 136310 (D. Neb. Aug. 13, 2019).*

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