CO: Traffic stop was objectively reasonable even though officer cited wrong statute

Defendant’s stop was objectively reasonable, even though the officer cited the wrong statute. People v. Ambrose, 2020 COA 112, 2020 Colo. App. LEXIS 1384 (July 23, 2020).

“[W]e need not address Salas’s argument that a slight delay to conduct a dog sniff during a routine traffic stop is unconstitutional, because the district court correctly determined that Duane had reasonable suspicion that Mejia and Salas were transporting illegal drugs and that the dog sniff was constitutional on that basis. Contrary to Salas’s argument, this was not a simple ‘routine traffic stop,’ Appellant’s Br. at 23, but rather arose out of an extensive investigation into an ongoing drug enterprise. This was the third in a series of large-scale drug transports.” And a CI provided detailed credible information. United States v. Salas, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 23180 (6th Cir. July 21, 2020).*

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