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US v. Kenerson, No. 09-1183

By FindLaw Staff on October 30, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

District court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence of crack cocaine found in his back jean pocket during a Terry stop is affirmed where: 1) officers had probable cause to stop defendant's vehicle; 2) officers had reasonable suspicion of safety risk for a Terry frisk; and 3) once the officer saw the crack containers in plain view, he had probable cause to seize the contraband and arrest defendant.     

Read US v. Kenerson, No. 09-1183

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Decided October 30, 2009


Before:  Posner, Flaum, and Rovner, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Flaum, Circuit Judge

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