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Admission of pretextual stop bolstered credibility (access required)

Even though there was no video evidence that appellant made an abrupt lane change without signaling, and the police officer who stopped him admitted the stop was “pretextual,” the trial court’s conclusion that the stop was valid and that drugs found in the vehicle were admissible evidence is upheld. As a result, appellant’s convictions of felony ...