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Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the accused, Poirier, from a conviction for possession for the purpose of trafficking. Five confidential informants advised police that the accused was an addict and drug dealer who concealed his drug supply in his rectum. Police obtained a general search warrant authorizing the accused’s detention until he either voluntarily removed the drugs from his rectum or had a bowel movement. The accused was arrested, placed in lockup, advised of the warrant’s terms, strip-searched, and placed in a cell without running water or a usable...