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Drugs recovered in unlawful seizure suppressed (access required)

Where police officers stopped to speak with a defendant after observing his presence in a high crime area and told the defendant to “hang tight” when he attempted to walk away from the encounter, the defendant was unlawfully seized and the drugs recovered from him during the encounter needed to be suppressed. Background While on patrol, Officers ...