W.D.Ky.: Search warrant affiant’s reference to water emoji wasn’t false or misleading; it here referred to meth, not sex

Defendant’s Franks motion fails. Defendants’ use of a water emoji could have been a reference to sex, but it could also be a reference to methamphetamine, as has come up in police training and in other cases such as United States v. Valdez, 723 F. App’x 624, 627 n.4 (10th Cir. 2018). United States v. Swanagan, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13419 (W.D. Ky. Jan. 26, 2023).*

Defendant’s GPS tracker tracked him to a gun store, and he was a felon. State v. Gray, 2023-Ohio-215, 2023 Ohio App. LEXIS 202 (8th Dist. Jan. 26, 2023).*

Officers had probable cause to arrest defendant so his statements aren’t suppressed as the fruit of an illegal arrest. United States v. Stathas, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13288 (E.D. Wis. Jan. 26, 2023).*

Defendant was a Cook County Deputy Sheriff armed and in uniform. He was stopped and car blocked in when ATF officers pulled up behind him with blue lights on. His stop was a reasonable investigative stop because he was known to have bought illegal silencers and Glock switches. Their reasonable suspicion for the stop didn’t grow stale, as probable cause for arrest does not. United States v. Cooperman, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13412 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 26, 2023).*

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