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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Maryland v. Garrison
Citation:480 U.S. 79 (1987)
Garrison (Defendant) was charged with drug offenses after officers executed a search warrant of his next-door neighbor’s apartment, but in facts found contraband in Garrison’s apartment. The officers had applied for and received a valid search warrant for Garrison’s neighbor on the third floor of the building, which was divided into two apartments. However, the officers mistakenly entered Garrison’s apartment instead. Before they realized they were in the wrong apartment, they found the contraband that was the basis for Garrison’s drug charges.
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