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Florida v. Royer
Citation:460 U.S. 491 (1983)
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Royer (Respondent) was detained by detectives at an airport after the detectives determined that he fit the profile of a person transporting illegal drugs. According to the detectives, they found Royer suspicious because he was a 25-35 year old man, casually dressed, pale, nervous, paid for his ticket in cash, and was carrying a certain type of luggage with only his name and destination on its tag. The detectives asked him to accompany them to a small room about 40 feet away. Fifteen minutes later, he consented to a search of his bags and found marijuana.
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