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US v. Ruckes, No. 08-30088

In an appeal from a district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress drug and firearm evidence against him, the order is affirmed where the district court did not err in holding that the drugs and firearm would have been uncovered during a routine inventory search of the vehicle upon impound.

Read US v. Ruckes, No. 08-30088

Appellate Information

Submitted November 9, 2009

Filed November 9, 2009


Opinion by Judge Tallman


For Appellant:

Miriam Schwartz, Office of the Federal Public Defenders for the Western District of Washington, Tacoma, WA

For Appellee:

Jeffrey C. Sullivan and Helen J. Brunner, Assistant United States Attorneys, Seattle, WA
for the plaintiff-appellee.