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    Supreme Court says LEOs can enter without a warrant if they hear sounds suggesting destruction of evidence

    The Supreme Court, in an 8-1 decision in a Kentucky case, says police officers who loudly knock on a door in search of illegal drugs and then hear sounds suggesting evidence is being destroyed may break down the door and enter without a search warrant.

    More here: Supreme Court: Supreme Court gives police a new entryway into homes - latimes.com

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    There was a lot more probable cause than the sounds of evidence destruction in this case.

    1. They followed a suspected drug dealer into an apartment.

    2. They smelled marijuana coming from the apartment.

    3. They announced their presence.

    4. They heard noises consistent with attempting to destroy drugs

    They busted in and found... take a guess.


    Drugs! Imagine that.

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