WY: Inventory policy reasonably permitted opening containers

The inventory policy reasonably permitted opening containers. Beckwith v. State, 2023 WY 39, 2023 Wyo. LEXIS 39 (Apr. 27, 2023).

Years after a seizure but still pre-indictment, the plaintiff sought return of property while the government was still investigating. It’s essentially in the form of a motion to suppress evidence but that remedy comes if there is an indictment. The equities favor the government, and the 41(g) case is dismissed. Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus v. United States, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72540 (S.D. Miss. Apr. 26, 2023).*

VA OIG subpoena was not unreasonable. An alleged conflict of interest, “Finally, to the extent that Dr. Maganito argues the VA OIG investigation was initiated in bad faith because it is tainted by a conflict of interest between the VA OIG inspector overseeing the investigation and himself, the Court finds this accusation unsupported by the record and insufficient to establish the subpoena request is unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment.” United States v. Maganito, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73000 (D. Mont. Apr. 26, 2023).*

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