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Criminal Practice – Search & Seizure – Reasonable Suspicion — Terry Stop – Known Drug Location (access required)

State v. Burgess Narcotics Investigator Lutz had reasonable suspicion to stop defendant: At the time Lutz activated his blue lights, he was aware the Hardee’s parking lot was a known meeting location for drug sales and had personal knowledge of frequent complaints of drug activity in the parking lot. Lutz observed a Jeep parked at the back of the parking lot. Its occupants were not eating and appeared to be waiting for someone. Lutz observed defendant enter the parking lot and park haphazardly. The passenger from the Jeep entered the rear passenger seat of defendant’s car with his hand extended while defendant looked in his direction.

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