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Vehicle stop, search of defendant was lawful (access required)

After police lawfully stopped defendant’s vehicle because of defective tag light, they had a reasonable suspicion that he was armed and dangerous based upon several factors, including a “large bulge” in his pocket, and they conducted a proper patdown. The defendant’s motion to suppress a firearm and cocaine was denied. Background Defendant’s motion to suppress evidence emanates ...