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Suitcase fell within scope of consent search (access required)

Where an apartment was searched after the sole renter consented, a police officer could reasonably have believed that the consent extended to a suitcase found next to appellant’s safe in a bathroom. Evidence found in the suitcase was properly used to support an affidavit for a warrant to search the safe. Money and ammunition found ...