State v. David Allen Allison

State v. David Allen Allison – The defendant was arrested following an encounter with law enforcement during which officers initiated an exterior search of the defendant’s vehicle by a drug dog. Officers located nearly 12 pounds of marijuana and other drugs in the defendant’s vehicle. Following a hearing the district court found that 1) the defendant was unlawfully arrested during the search and 2) even assuming the detention was lawful the drug dog’s “alert” did not generate probable cause to search the vehicle. Based upon these findings the evidence was suppressed and the charges against the defendant were dismissed.