Evidence keyed to Waltz
United States v. Oates
The defendant was arrested with another man who possessed heroin. The arresting officers did not have a warrant, but they initiated a Terry stop. One of the officers was familiar with the defendant through his work as an undercover narcotics agent. The defendant argued that the evidence found at the stop should be suppressed. The defendant also argued that the chemist report that was admitted at trial should be excluded. The chemist who prepared the report was unavailable, supposedly due to illness, therefore the state wanted to admit the chemist’s report that identified the substance found on the gentleman arrested with the defendant as heroin.
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