Reach Of High Court's GPS Ruling Expanded In Ky. Drug Bust

Law360, New York (May 25, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky federal judge overseeing a criminal drug case recently excluded critical evidence that police collected after attaching a GPS device to the defendant's vehicle without a warrant, extending the reach of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision deeming such surveillance unconstitutional.

In granting suspected drug dealer Robert Dale Lee's motion to suppress 150 pounds of marijuana recovered from his vehicle and statements he made after his arrest, U.S. District Judge Amul R. Thapar on May 22 rejected prosecutors' argument that the traffic stop that uncovered...
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