United States Eighth Circuit

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US v. Webster, 10-1295

Defendant's conviction for conspiracy to distribute at least fifty grams of cocaine base is affirmed where: 1) the fact the arresting officers may not have "known" defendant had been rejected by the court as a reason to invalidate probable cause; 2) the officers were justified in relying on an informant in their probable cause determination; and 3) even though the officers may not have witnessed actual criminal activity between the informant and defendant, there was a "probability or substantial chance of criminal activity," which was sufficient to support a probable cause determination.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/05/2010
  • Published 11/05/2010

Judges

  • Kermit M. Bye

Court

  • United States Eighth Circuit

Counsel