NJ: Smell of MJ permits search of locked glovebox under automobile exception

The smell of marijuana permitted a search of a locked glove compartment in a car under the automobile exception without officers having to determine exactly where the smell was coming from. A locked glove compartment is not analogous to the home. State v. Wilson, 2024 N.J. Super. LEXIS 48 (June 12, 2024).

Citing only state law did not preserve defendant’s Fourth Amendment challenge to the search. State v. Olinger, 333 Or. App. 271, 2024 Ore. App. LEXIS 780 (June 12, 2024) (unpublished).

“These facts, viewed in the light most favorable to the Government, provided a substantial basis for the magistrate judge to issue the search warrant.” Moreover, there was no Franks violation considering omissions. United States v. Brown, 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 14240 (3d Cir. June 12, 2024).*

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