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Powers of search and seizure - Search warrants - Reasonable grounds - Validity

Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the accused, Merelles, from convictions for possession of heroin and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime. A confidential informant advised police the accused dealt large amounts of heroin. The informant provided information of the accused’s personal attributes, the location of properties he frequented, a description of his vehicle, and the type of heroin in his possession. Police conducted three days of surveillance and observed four apparent hand-to-hand drug transactions conducted at two properties. Police obtained search warrants...