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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Allen
Indianapolis v. Edmond
Citation:531 U.S. 32 (2000)
In 1998, the city of Indianapolis began to operate vehicle checkpoints on Indianapolis roads in an effort to interdict unlawful drugs. Between August and November of that year, the city conducted six such roadblocks, and stopped 1,161 vehicles and 104 motorist. At each checkpoint, the police stop a predetermined number of vehicles. One officer would approach the stopped vehicle, advise the driver that they were being stopped briefly at a drug check point, and have a narcotics-detection dog walk around the outside of each stopped vehicle. Respondents were each stopped at a narcotics checkpoint.
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