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United States v. Robinson
Citation:414 U.S. 218, 94 S.Ct. 467, 38 L.Ed.2d 427 (1973)
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An officer arrested Robinson (defendant) based upon prior investigation that he was driving with a revoked operator’s permit. The police department’s standard operating procedures instructed the officer to make a full “field type search” incident to arrest. The officer patted Robinson down, felt an object in Robinson’s pocket, removed it, and found it was a crumpled cigarette package. The officer inspected the contents of the package and found it was heroin. Robinson was convicted for possession of heroin.
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