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Unlawful entry prompts reversal of marijuana conviction (access required)

After sniffing around doors and windows, officers concluded the strong odor of marijuana was coming from the defendant’s trailer. Though they obtained a warrant, the police had unlawfully entered the defendant’s property, leading to the overturning of his conviction. However, evidence produced at trial, such as surveillance cameras and an AK-47, was sufficient to suggest ...