In a drug prosecution, a denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence is affirmed where: 1) an affidavit in support of the search warrant established the reliability of the police's informant; and 2) there were sufficient indicia of reliability without substantial independent police corroboration.
Argued: June 16, 2009
Decided and Filed: September 8, 2009
Opinion by Judge Gibbons
Dissent by Judge Moore
Stephen Ross Johnson, Ritchie, Dillard & Davies, P.C., Knoxville, TN