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Thursday, July 07, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the accused from convictions for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and breaching a recognizance and probation order. The appellant was questioned briefly by police on the street as a suspect in the unlawful possession of a handgun. The appellant denied having a handgun. The officer handcuffed the appellant and conducted a pat down search. The officer then placed the handcuffed appellant in a police cruiser to conduct further investigation for 30 minutes. Upon his return, the officer searched the appellant more...