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Search & Seizure – Traffic Stop – Pocket Search (access required)

An officer who smelled marijuana when he made a lawful traffic stop when a vehicle failed to stop at an intersection controlled by a stop sign did not violate defendant driver’s Fourth Amendment rights when he conducted a pat-down of defendant and discovered a firearm in defendant’s jacket pocket and drugs in his pants pocket. The ...