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Folded lottery tickets did not supply probable cause for search (access required)

Police officers did not have probable cause to search a defendant’s car based on the presence of folded lottery tickets in plain view because lottery tickets have a legitimate purpose and their incriminating nature was not immediately apparent. As a result, all evidence obtained during that search, including the defendant’s admissions, and in a subsequent ...