IL: Failure to show nexus even by inference of def’s connection to premises in SW was a failure of PC

The state failed to show nexus between defendant and the place to be searched that would show that defendant kept drugs on the premises. “To be sure, a judge issuing a search warrant is entitled to draw reasonable inferences from the complaint. … However, the complaint here contained no information from which that inference could be reasonably drawn. See Black’s Law Dictionary 897 (10th ed. 2014) (defining inference as ‘[a] conclusion reached by considering other facts and deducing a logical consequence from them’).” People v. Jones, 2020 IL App (3d) 170674, 2020 Ill. App. LEXIS 240 (Apr. 13, 2020).

On the merits, defendant, a non-citizen, has no Fourth Amendment claim as to the stop and boarding of a ship on the high seas. Besides, he pled guilty and waived that claim. Delgado-Pachay v. United States, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63724 (M.D. Fla. Apr. 10, 2020).

A ship stopped without showing its nationality can be stopped. United States v. Bautista Ortiz, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 11521 (11th Cir. Apr. 13, 2020).

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