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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Supreme Court OKs 'dog sniff' search

Posted By on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 10:48 AM

The state Supreme Court ruled today in a precedent-setting case that a "positive" alert by a reliable drug dog is sufficient ground for the search of a lawfully stopped vehicle. The decision reversed a judge in Garland County who had suppressed evidence of drugs found in a search following a positive alert by a dog that sniffed a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation.

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