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Search & Seizure – Invalid Warrant – Officer Affidavit – Trash Pull (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit Court grants a motion to suppress, as the detective’s affidavit in support of the search warrant was arguably a “bare-bones” affidavit, that leaned heavily on the presence of baggies with cut-off corners found in defendant’s trash can the previous day. The detective’s affidavit stated that: 1) the detective found five to 10 ...

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