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In this case, Wardlow, who was in an area known for heavy narcotics trafficking, was holding an opaque bag. He fled upon seeing a caravan of four police cars converge on an area known for heavy narcotics trafficking. Two uniformed officers cornered Wardlow on the street; one of the officers exited the car, stopped the accused, and immediately conducted a pat-down search for weapons because, in the officer's experience, it was common for there to be weapons in the near vicinity of narcotics transactions. During the frisk, the officer discovered handgun in the bag and live ammunition, whereupon the officer arrested the accused. The United States Supreme Court has previously held that, in order to justify an investigative
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detention, officers must possess reasonable suspicion that the suspect is involved in criminal activity. The issue in this case was whether the suspect’s unprovoked flight from officers, while in a high drug trafficking area, provided the officers with sufficient reasonable suspicion to justify the investigative detention and frisk that led to the discovery of the gun. Therefore, the court held that, while presence in a high crime area, standing alone, is not sufficient to establish reasonable suspicion when coupled with unprovoked flight at the sight of the police, this amounted to sufficient reasonable suspicion to justify the stop. In spite of the holding of the

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