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US v. Kenerson, 09-1183

District court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence of crack cocaine found in his back jean pocket during a Terry stop is affirmed where: 1) officers had probable cause to stop defendant's vehicle; 2) officers had reasonable suspicion of safety risk for a Terry frisk; and 3) once the officer saw the crack containers in plain view, he had probable cause to seize the contraband and arrest defendant.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/30/2009
  • Published 10/30/2009


  • FLAUM, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, FLAUM, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Sara Darrow, Attorney, Jeffrey B. Lang, Attorney, Linda L. Mullen, Attorney (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Rock Island, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee., George F. Taseff, Attorney (argued), Office of the Federal Public Defender, Peoria, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.
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