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JOHN FAULKNER v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Search of person

In response to an anonymous tip, Baltimore City police officers recovered a gun from appellant John Faulkner’s person, and arrested him. After unsuccessfully moving to suppress the gun as the fruit of an illegal search, appellant entered a conditional guilty plea for possession of a regulated firearm after having been convicted of a disqualifying crime. Pursuant to the conditional guilty plea, the court sentenced appellant to five years without the possibility of parole, and appellant timely appealed.

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