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Conviction for drug crimes and firearms possession is affirmed where the trial court did not err in denying defendant's motion to suppress as: 1) the initial detention of defendant was reasonable; 2) a patsearch of defendant was supported by a reasonable suspicion that he was armed and dangerous; 3) handcuffing defendant did not constitute a de facto arrest; and 4) the search of the passenger compartment of defendant's car was reasonable under the Fourth Amendment.
APPEAL from a judgment of the Contra Costa County Super. Ct. No. 050713651.
FIRST APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION FOUR
Filed July 14, 2009
Before Sepulveda, J., Ruvolo, P.J., Reardon, J.
Opinion by Sepulveda, J.
For Plaintiff: Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Sharon Wooden and John H. Deist, Deputy Attorneys General.
For Defendant: Clifford Stanley under appointment by the First District Appellate Project.