CA6: Asking about drugs in car during normal incidents of stop not unreasonable under Rodriguez

Defendant’s admission he possessed marijuana in his car was within the normal incidents of the traffic stop, Therefore, the officer could extend the stop under Rodriguez. United States v. Lott, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 10237 (6th Cir. Apr. 1, 2020).

While the police department’s written inventory policy didn’t really exist, and the search could be suppressed on that ground, inevitable discovery saves it. Defendant’s DL was suspended. The search of his person produced drugs, and that, in turn, permitted search of the vehicle. United States v. Alexander, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 10236 (6th Cir. Apr. 1, 2020).

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