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Aug 13, 2019

Md. high court: Burnt-marijuana smell does not justify arrest, search

The smell of burnt marijuana emanating from a car may give police probable cause to search the vehicle but not to arrest and search the occupant unless the officers had probable cause to suspect he or she possessed at least 10 grams of the drug or was driving under its influence, Maryland’s top court ruled […]

Aug 5, 2019

‘Look-in’ search of suspect’s underwear unconstitutional, Md. court says

A Frederick County police officer violated a woman’s constitutional rights by looking down her underwear during a highway-side search for hidden drugs after a traffic stop allegedly revealed cocaine in her car, Maryland’s second-highest court has ruled in overturning her drug conviction. In its reported 3-0 decision, the Court of Special Appeals said the “look-in” […]

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