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Informant Brought Own Stash to Controlled Buy (access required)

Although a police informant previously was reliable, he violated his contract with police by surreptitiously possessing cocaine just prior to his controlled buy from defendant, which police did not discover until they searched the informant’s car again after the buy ...

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Suppression Hearing Reopened for Vehicle Evidence (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court reopens a suppression hearing to allow defendant to submit additional evidence in order to prove that the October vehicle inspection of defendant’s impounded vehicle did not confirm a police officer’s testimony about marijuana shake in the ...

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N.C. Conviction Not ‘Domestic Violence’ (access required)

On rehearing of its decision ordering reinstatement of a firearms charge based on a prior North Carolina conviction purportedly amounting to a “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” under 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(33)(A), the 4th Circuit upholds dismissal of the indictment;  ...

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