Monday, August 06, 2007

Why Do You Think They Call It Crack, part deux.

State v. Gray, No. 06-0758 (Iowa Ct. App. July 12, 2007)

A vehicle was stopped because a passenger was not wearing a seat belt. On approaching the vehicle a strong smell of marijuana emanated. Gray, the driver, was removed from the car and police did a patdown, discovering a large quantity of cash and a money order in his possession. A bag of marijuana was in plain sight on the floor. After Gray was transported a crack pipe and another bag of marijuana were found in the back seat of the cruiser.

During a strip search a bag containing a large quantity of crack was retrieved from an unmentionable place, which again reinforces the theory that crack smokers have no sense of smell.

Gray made all the usual objections about the witn intent to deliver part, but testimony by a trained police officer tended to show that when there's that much dope and that much money, there's possession with intent fo sho, as the Dogg says.


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