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Tip, corroboration provided probable cause for search (access required)

Although the defendant argued an affidavit in support of a search warrant did not establish probable cause to search his house for drugs, a tip received by the law enforcement officer that it was a “narcotics home,” and the officer’s corroboration of that tip, provided a substantial basis for the magistrate’s probable cause finding. Background James Albert ...