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US v. Albert, No. 07-4193

Defendant's firearm possession conviction is affirmed where the district court properly denied defendant's motion to suppress evidence because: 1) the use of handcuffs by the police was reasonable under the circumstances, coming as it did after the discovery of a controlled substance; 2) the search of defendant's person was reasonable under the circumstances; and 3) the officers had good reason to detain defendant pending further investigation.

Read US v. Albert, No. 07-4193

Appellate Information

Filed September 1, 2009


Opinion by Judge O'Brien


For Appellant:

Scott Keith Wilson, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Salt Lake City, UT

For Appellee:

Stephen J. Sorenson, Assistant United States Attorney, Salt Lake City, UT