AR: Commercial cop show video of search wasn’t in hands of state for discovery

Video of a drug search by a company producing HBO’s Meth Storm wasn’t in the hands of the state, so the state couldn’t disclose it, following Harmon v. State, 2020 Ark. 217, 600 S.W.3d 586 (2020). King v. State, 2020 Ark. App. 532, 2020 Ark. App. LEXIS 579 (Nov. 18, 2020).

Defendant was in an accident in Miller County, Arkansas but was hospitalized in Bowie County, Texas (Texarkana TX/AR; and there is no ER in Texarkana AR because there is an excellent one in Texarkana TX). A Texas judge granted a search warrant for defendant’s blood draw at the hospital in Texas. It could be transferred to the Arkansas State Police for analysis. A second Arkansas search warrant wasn’t needed. Stewart v. State, 2020 Ark. App. 515, 2020 Ark. App. LEXIS 585 (Nov. 18, 2020). See § 9.03 of Treatise.

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