OH2: Hotel housekeeper found a gun and drugs and the mgr called the police who got a search warrant; that was a private search

Defendant was staying at a hotel, and the housekeeper found a gun and drugs in his room while cleaning it. She told the manager who looked and then called the police. The police told him to secure the room, and a search warrant was obtained. The hotel’s action was a private search not governed by the Fourth Amendment. State v. Sealey, 2019-Ohio-3692, 2019 Ohio App. LEXIS 3764 (2d Dist. Sept. 13, 2019).

Defendant’s latest post-conviction petition is a successor on his claim defense counsel was ineffective for not pursuing a motion to suppress. Denied as a successor. State v. Perry, 2019-Ohio-3668, 2019 Ohio App. LEXIS 3751 (8th Dist. Sept. 12, 2019).*

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