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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Ohlin
Arizona v. Gant
Citation:556 U.S. 332 (2009)
On August 25, 1999, acting on an anonymous tip that the residence at 2524 North Walnut Avenue was being used to sell drugs, Tucson police officers knocked on the front door and asked to speak to the owner. Gant answered the door and, after identifying himself, stated that he expected the owner to return later. The officers conducted a records check, which revealed that Gant’s driver’s license had been suspended. The officers arrested the man for providing a false name and the woman nearby him for possessing drug. both arrestees were handcuffed and secured in separate patrol cars. Then the officers searched Gant’s car and found a gun and other drugs. Gant was charged with possession of a narcotic and paraphernalia drug for sale.
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