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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Lee
Kyllo v. United States
Citation:533 U.S. 27 (2001)
Kyllo (Defendant) was indicted for manufacturing marijuana after police used a thermal-imaging device aimed at his home from a public street to detect the drugs. The imager converted radiation to images based on relative warmth. Based on output from the device, an officer concluded that Kyllo was using halide lights to grow marijuana in his home. At trial, he moved to suppress the evidence seized from his home, arguing that the warrantless search violated the Fourth Amendment, but the district court denied his motion. Kyllo then entered a guilty plea.
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