CA8: Even if airport search was unreasonable, affidavit for SW had independent PC

Defendant passed through the Little Rock airport TSA checkpoint, and an “organic mass” was seen in the x-ray and that resulted in opening his luggage finding $112,000. That led to the police being called over, too. Further investigation resulted in a search warrant for his place a month later. There was probable cause for the warrant. Even if the airport stop and search was unreasonable and it is removed from the affidavit, probable cause for the house search remains. United States v. Brooks, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 354 (8th Cir. Jan. 6, 2022).*

Defendant’s 2255 search claim was waived by his plea agreement. United States v. Montgomery, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 249207 (E.D.Ky. Nov. 22, 2021).*

Defendant’s 2255 petition’s claims about everything, including his search and seizure claim, are conclusory and don’t show prejudice. Benanti v. United States, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2792 (E.D.Tenn. Jan. 6, 2022).*

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