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Byrd v. United States
Citation:138 S.Ct .1518
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Byrd was driving a rental car which did not list him as an authorized driver on the rental agreement. Law enforcement officers pulled Byrd over for speeding, when they subsequently searched the vehicle. Knowing the vehicle was a rental, officers told Byrd they did not need his consent to search the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, officers uncovered body armor and 49 bricks of heroin.
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