The use of drug dogs -- K-9 officers -- to smell illegal contraband has long been a tool in the cops’ arsenal to bypass the protections of the 4th Amendment and search citizens’ cars at a roadside traffic stop. Now damning testimony from an Illinois polic...
Kansas police can use garbage as probable cause to kick down the doors of unsuspecting citizens. Just ask Bob Harte, whose house was recently raided by a SWAT team after investigators discovered tea leaves in a trash can, which they suspected to be marijuana.
Posting photos of marijuana to various social media sites is considered reasonable suspicion, in the eyes of the law, and cops are now using these images to lure stoners into rattraps and put them behind bars.
While law enforcement routinely rely on the alerts of drug dogs as a pretext to search the inside of a driver’s vehicle for illicit drugs, a new study reveals that these animals are alarmingly prone to error.
March 13, police in Tajikistan burned more than 722.3 kilograms of seized drugs, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The destroyed substances included 43 kilos of heroin and 11.2 kilos of opium.