MA: Firearms “improperly secured” found in search of house not forfeitable

Firearms allegedly found “improperly secured” in defendant’s home during a search are not contraband subject to forfeiture. Commonwealth v. Fleury, 2022 Mass. LEXIS 149 (Mar. 31, 2022).*

Defendant was stopped for overtinted windows, and, when he got out of the car, loose cash and apparent drugs were in the door pocket. That was plain view. United States v. Walker, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58081 (D.Mass. Mar. 30, 2022).*

Defendant’s showing up for an on-the-street gun deal and showing a gun was probable cause. United States v. Ngomba, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58080 (D.Mass. Mar. 30, 2022).*

The officer’s 85 paragraph affidavit for search warrant described defendant’s activities, too, and it showed probable cause. United States v. Rech, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57845 (W.D.N.Y. Mar. 29, 2022).*

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