Drugs Letter of the Day
posted by April 20 at 10:51 AMon
FREE LEGAL ADVICE
If its true, as described in “Trash Across America,” that everyone’s favorite shit-band was pulled over just for a random drug check and confessed to the drugs, they should know their rights and check out the Supreme Court’s ruling in City of Indianapolis v. Edmond. The ruling: while it’s okay to do random checkpoints for DUIs because they are a real threat to other drivers, the cops cannot pull you over just to check for “ordinary criminal wrongdoing” (i.e., weed in the glove box). Unfortunately, if you’re pulled over for some kind of traffic infraction, they can legally get the K9s out for a quick wiff. Also, when I lived in Missouri the dick sheriff used to set up signs on I-44 that said “K9 Drug checkpoint 1 mile” a quarter mile from a freeway exit only a few hillbillies used. Even college boys with some leftover stems would get scared, see the exit and pull off, only to get nailed at the end of the exit. The act of getting off the freeway was considered enough probable cause for the search. The lesson here: next time you are trashing across America, stay on the highway and don’t give up your stash during any kind of random search.