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SCV: Totality of circumstances justified vehicle search (access required)

When the search of a driver who’d appeared nervous and fidgety produced a digital scale with apparent cocaine residue on it, the circumstances supported probable cause for officers to search his vehicle, where they found drugs and a handgun. Background Pittsylvania Investigative Officer H. S. Wyatt stopped a vehicle driven by Appellant Tyson Curley for failure to ...