OR: Warrantless seizure of house wasn’t shown to taint SW for house

Defendant’s house was seized to get a search warrant. Defendant does not show that the search warrant was tainted by the warrantless seizure. State v. Dehong, 305 Ore. App. 325, 2020 Ore. App. LEXIS 844 (July 8, 2020).*

“Here, considering deputy Taylor’s awareness that defendant is known drug trafficker, and her prior sightings of him at the residence; Lenzy’s brief visit to the residence, and his behavior suggesting he ingested narcotics shortly thereafter; defendant’s possession of a large amount of United States currency, and his mother’s acknowledgement that he had just left the residence, where he lives with her; and the suspicious and contradictory accounts provided by Lenzy and defendant; it reasonably could be inferred from the circumstances that contraband and narcotics would be found at the residence, and the issuing judge had a substantial basis for concluding that probable cause [for the search warrant] existed.” In any event, the good faith exception applied. United States v. Greene, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119625 (E.D.N.C. July 8, 2020).*

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