Extent of a search for drug related information and computers

A search warrant for drugs and possible records of drug sales did not permit officers to enter defendant’s computer where the execution of the warrant produced no evidence of drug sales on the premises. (There was also a Franks violation because the officer represented a neighbor’s report of drug use and drug sales, but the remainder of the affidavit showed PC. Child porn was found on the computer.) United States v. Payton, 07-10567 (9th Cir. July 21, 2009).

/tip to fourthamendment.com blog for reporting this case.

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