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Category Archives: Drug Crimes
Florida v. Jardines It appears the US Supreme Court finally got something right when it comes to drug dog searches. This year the supremes decides Florida v. Jardines. In that case Detective Pedraja in Miami received an unverified tip that … Continue reading
Pot Charges in SLC Salt Lake City has a lot of marijuana criminal charges filed each year. In addition to its high population compared to most other cities around the state, it also has three major corridors going through it … Continue reading
Just a quick tip for today: anything can be considered drug paraphernalia. More and more of our clients are reporting that the most basic of items such as straws, tinfoil, plastic bags, apples, and even paper cups are being considered … Continue reading
The Salt Lake County Drug Court has been seizing participants’ phones upon arriving at drug court to conduct searches of the phones to determine whether someone is involved with dealing heroin as the drug court. Apparently there have been reports … Continue reading
I-80 is a Drug Trafficking Corridor? One of the most frustrating things about law enforcement in Salt Lake City is how they treat the entire I-80 freeway as a “drug trafficking corridor.” Highway patrol, sheriff deputies, and city police all … Continue reading
Every year during the summer, we see law enforcement busting marijuana grow operations in remote areas of the state typically in Southern Utah. This summer, in the past week, officers discovered a marijuana field of more than 2,800 plants about … Continue reading
What Assets Can Be Seized? One of the most serious consequences that accompanies a federal drug charge is the broad discretion law enforcement has to seize the assets of someone who is arrested for a federal drug crime. The following … Continue reading
Following an internal audit of the West Valley Utah Police Department’s Narcotics Unit, certain officers have been found to allegedly stolen drugs and money from individuals they had arrested or investigated. An investigation by the FBI into the West Valley … Continue reading
In this most recent voting season a number of states made marijuana legal in their respective states. Oregon, Washington, and Colorado no longer include marijuana as an illegal substance. This is very different from states that have medical marijuana because … Continue reading