TN: Possession of meth in truck many months earlier wasn’t PC to believe it’s there now

Defendant’s alleged possession of methamphetamine in his truck many months earlier was not probable cause to believe it could still be there at the time of the search. Defendant’s possession of a meth pipe, however, gave cause to search the truck. Moreover, the inventory was valid. State v. Brewer, 2019 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 646 (Oct. 11, 2019). (Staleness applies to probable cause whether there is a search warrant or not.)

There was no real dispute that defendant didn’t use his signal lights far enough before the turn, and that gave reason to stop him. Alexander v. State, 2019 Ind. App. LEXIS 444 (Oct. 11, 2019).*

Police were investigating illegal dumping near an airport when defendant shows up in a truck with a tarp covering the load. One says to the other that this may be their dumper. They head toward him, and he turns around and flees. That was reasonable suspicion. United States v. Rose, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 176871 (N.D. Okla. Oct. 11, 2019).*

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