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Florida v. Bostick
Citation:501 U.S. 429 (1991)
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Bostick (Respondent) was on a bus from Atlanta to Miami. Police officers approached him without an articulable suspicion. The officers identified themselves as narcotics agents, inspected his ticket which matched his identification, but still asked his permission to search his bags. They discovered cocaine inside his suitcase, and brought drug charges against him.
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