M.D.Fla.: Possession of a large quantity of drugs in car after just leaving house shows nexus to house for drugs

“‘A search warrant affidavit need not allege that unlawful activity occurred at the place to be searched; the affidavit need only establish a nexus between the place and the criminal activity.’ United States v. McCown, 762 F. App’x 732, 734 (11th Cir. 2019) (citations omitted).” Having a substantial quantity of drugs in the car after just leaving one’s house shows nexus. United States v. Vazquez, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 172736 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 4, 2019).

Defendant’s stop was justified by his speeding, and the officer said on the video he smelled marijuana, and defendant admitted 20 minutes into the stop that he smoked in the car. That was probable cause. United States v. Maurstad, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 172166 (D. Minn. Aug. 21, 2019).*

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