United States Eighth Circuit

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US v. Grooms, 07-1384

Defendant's drug and firearm possession convictions are affirmed where the search of defendant's vehicle was supported by independent probable cause because the police had reason to believe the car would contain evidence relevant to a threat made by defendant.

Appellate Information

  • Submitted 03/19/2010
  • Decided 04/28/2010
  • Published 04/28/2010


  • BYE, Circuit Judge., Before BYE, BOWMAN, and SMITH, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Eighth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Melanie S. Morgan and Rebecca L. Kurz, on remand, Olathe, KS, for appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Rudolph R. Rhodes, IV, AUSA, on remand, Kansas City, MO, for appellee.