Possession of a Controlled Substance
26th & California, Chicago
Mr. B was a passenger in a car that was pulled over for a traffic offense in the area of 4810 W. Flournoy Street. The officer claimed that Mr. B was making furtive movement so he had him get out the car and then patted him down. While patting down his pants between his legs near his buttocks he found 16 bags of heroin. At a motion to suppress, Attorney Levinsohn proved that the officer was not in fear of his safety and had no reason to search Mr. B in and around his buttocks. No probable cause to search. Case dismissed.
Tags: 26th Street, 4th Amendment, Cook County Criminal Courthouse, drug case, Motion to Suppress Evidence, no probable cause, unconstitutional