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Search & Seizure – Traffic Stop – Passenger’s Gun – Pants Pocket (access required)

A passenger who was ordered out of a car after a valid traffic stop could not suppress the revolver seized from his pants pocket after he assaulted a deputy, and the 4th Circuit upholds the passenger’s conviction for possession of a firearm and ammunition, as well as the sentencing enhancements applied by the district court. Defendant ...