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Informant’s tip, other factors supported vehicle stop (access required)

Where a detailed and largely accurate tip from a reliable confidential informant, together with police knowledge of the defendant’s involvement in a prior drug trafficking investigation, his criminal history and his presence at a hotel known for drug trafficking provided reasonable suspicion to stop his vehicle, the defendant’s motion to suppress was denied. Background Xavier Howell has ...