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US v. Parada, No. 07-3272

Defendant's drug distribution conviction is affirmed where: 1) defendant lacked standing to challenge the search of a cooler containing PCP found in defendant's vehicle because he did not assert ownership of it; and 2) a dog's alert to the presence of contraband is sufficient to provide probable cause to search a vehicle.

Read US v. Parada, No. 07-3272

Appellate Information

Filed August 25, 2009


Opinion by Judge Seymour


For Appellant:

Michael M. Jackson, Topeka, KS

For Appellee:

James A. Brown, Assistant United States Attorney, Topeka, KS