Wednesday, September 30, 2020

U.S. v. Malik (9th Cir. - July 6, 2020)

This is a slightly older case that I read a little while back, but it came into my head as a result of a particular conversation I had earlier today.  The lesson is a simple one, and is this:

If you're driving a big rig and smuggling 135 pounds of cocaine and 114 pounds of methamphetamine therein, do yourself a favor:  Don't smoke a joint as well.  Because if you do, that'll just give the police probable cause to search the cab and discover all your contraband.

Save the weed for after the trip's over, okay?