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Criminal Law: Searches-Traffic Stop-Independent Source Doctrine

Where a defendant challenged the partial denial of his motion to suppress evidence discovered during a traffic stop, his arrest and a subsequent search of his hotel room and car, the arrest at the traffic stop was not supported by probable cause, but the drugs found in the hotel and car were admissible under the independent-source doctrine, and the judgment is affirmed because the record supported the finding that the officers would have applied for a warrant without the fruits of the illegal search and there was probable cause to support the issuance of a search warrant without the information from the initial suppressed search.

Judgment is affirmed.

U.S. v. Anguiano (MLW No. 73818/Case No. 18-2154 – 7 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Colloton, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, Montgomery, J. (Mark D. Nyvold, Fridley, Minnesota, argued for appellant) (Lisa D. Kirkpatrick, St Paul, Minnesota, argued for appellee).