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Case No. 18-0032

State of Iowa
David Paul Pinney


State of Iowa


David Paul Pinney

Attorneys for Appellee

Kelli Huser, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Priscilla E. Forsyth

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Duane E. Hoffmeyer, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by McDonald, J.  (8 pages)

            David Pinney appeals his convictions for two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of unlawful possession of a prescription drug.  OPINION HOLDS:  The search of Pinney’s person was a lawful search incident to his arrest for an unrelated offense.  His conviction for unlawful possession of a prescription drug does not merge into one of his convictions for possession of a controlled substance.

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