John H. Tucker reports:
A police officer was conducting surveillance on a suspected drug apartment. A guest walked out of the front door, and police tailed him down the road and pulled him over for a minor infraction. He had drugs on him. Does this give police the right to search the suspected drug apartment?
A trial judge said yes, and the N.C. Court of Appeals said no. Now, the state’s Supreme Court will get the chance to weigh in after hearing oral arguments in State v. McKinny in Raleigh today.
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