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Search & Seizure – Auto Passenger – Drug Dog – Vehicle Alert (access required)

An auto passenger’s conviction of heroin possession is affirmed by the Court of Appeals, despite the passenger’s claim he should not have been searched just because a narcotics dog alerted on the vehicle, but not on him in particular. Suffolk police stopped the car, in which defendant was the right rear passenger, for a traffic violation. ...