CA5: Open container justified extending the stop under Terry-Rodriguez

Defendant’s open container justified extending the stop under Terry-Rodriguez. United States v. Phillips, 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 1929 (5th Cir. Jan. 29, 2024).

Reasonable suspicion developed during each step of the stop. “The stop, measured from when Trooper Miller stopped the Pacifica to when he issued Jackson a citation, lasted about forty-five minutes. I reject Jackson’s contentions that Trooper Miller exceeded the permissible scope of investigation and impermissibly extended the stop’s duration because I conclude that his investigation was supported by reasonable suspicion of drug trafficking that developed by orders of magnitude throughout the stop.” United States v. Jackson, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16583 (D. Me. Jan. 31, 2024).*

Defendant failed to challenge his protective sweep in the trial court. On plain error review, it’s not plain error on this record. State v. Walker, 2024-Ohio-303 (1st Dist. Jan. 31, 2024).*

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