N.D.W.Va.: Warrantless entry to prevent destruction of evidence pending SW was reasonable

A warrantless protective sweep before obtaining a search warrant to prevent possible destruction of evidence was reasonable. A search warrant was later obtained [inevitable discovery]. United States v. Beazel, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 136901 (N.D. W.Va. Aug. 14, 2019).*

The search of defendant’s car was properly extended for a drug dog to arrive. He was on supervised release. Since the search was valid on the merits, the question of whether the exclusionary rule applies to supervised release searches isn’t even reached. United States v. Johnson, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 24183 (3d Cir. Aug. 14, 2019).*

Playpen warrant sustained. United States v. Harney, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 24166 (6th Cir. Aug. 14, 2019);* United States v. Pawlak, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 24366 (5th Cir. Aug. 15, 2019).*

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