Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Supreme Court to hear 2 drug dog sniffing cases

Drug-detection dogs are important part of law enforcement efforts.  The U.S. Supreme Court will decide 2 cases on this issue. 


  1. Reminds me of a marijuana transport attempt that was caught by a BP checkpoint. The busted driver did everything they could to hide their illicit product's odor using scented dryer sheets and interior car deodorizers. Their effort failed, however, because of a well-trained dog. IMHO, if animate and/or non-animate sensors detect anything outside someone's personal space, that's cause enough to warrant a search. I'm surprised SCOTUS accepted these cases.

  2. 44: Thanks! Perhaps the Supreme Court accepted these cases because they wanted to correct the lower courts.