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Unformatted text preview: The customs agents waited 16 hours and Montoya still did not go to the bathroom so they received a warrant for an x-ray and found 88 balloons full of cocaine and Montoya was arrested Question Is the 16 hour detention of a suspected “balloon swallower” a reasonable stop? • Yes Reason The risk is greater at the border and no reasonable suspicion is necessary to do a search They received reasonable suspicion after the long wait which warranted the x-ray Michigan v Sitz Facts Michigan state police set up a sobriety checkpoint program The average delay was only about 25 seconds out of 126 cars 2 were detained for sobriety testing and one was arrested Question Was the DWI roadblock an unreasonable seizure? • No Reason Because of the minimal time delay and the minimal intrusion it is considered reasonable...
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- Spring '08
- American films, Reason, cocaine, Crack Cocaine, reasonable suspicion, Montoya de Hernandez Facts Montoya