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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Ohlin
Florida v. Jardines
Citation:133 S. Ct. 1409 (2013)
In 2006, Detective William Pedraja of the Miami-Dade Police received an unverified tip that marijuana was being grown in the home of respondent Joelis Jardines. Detective brought a trained dog to detect the scent of marijuana and several other drugs. As the dog approached Jardines’ front porch, he apparently sensed one of the odors he had been trained to detect, and began energetically exploring the area for the strongest point source of that odor. On the basis of what he had learned at the home, Detective applied for and received a warrant to search the residence. When the warrant was executed, Jardines attempted to flee and was arrested. The search revealed marijuana plants and he was charged with trafficking in cannabis.
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