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4th Cir.: Officer lacked reasonable suspicion of drug crime (access required)

An officer lacked reasonable suspicion to prolong an early-morning traffic stop, despite the apparent nervousness of the driver and passenger, the driver’s claim that he’d just purchased the vehicle despite being unemployed, and evidence of a long-distance trip inconsistent with the driver’s account of where he’d been that night. Background North Carolina State Trooper Andrew Waycaster was ...