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California v. Carney
Citation:471 U.S. 386 (1985)
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Carney (Respondent) was charged with drug crimes after police officers found marijuana in his motor home. Police officers followed him to the motor home while investigating a tip that the motor home was used by another person who was exchanging marijuana for sex. The officers then entered the motor home without a warrant, observed marijuana on a table, and took Carney into custody. He filed a motion to suppress the evidence discovered in a search of his motor home, but the trial court denied the motion.
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