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Case No. 18-0052

State of Iowa
Russell Gentry, Jr.


State of Iowa


Russell Gentry, Jr.

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

C. Aron Vaughn

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marshall County, James C. Ellefson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, J.  (6 pages)

            Russell Gentry Jr. appeals his convictions for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, failure to affix a drug tax stamp, and driving while barred.  OPINION HOLDS:  We conclude an officer’s observations, both by visual estimation and pacing, support a rational inference Gentry was exceeding the speed limit and this gave the officer probable cause to stop the vehicle.  We affirm the district court’s decision denying Gentry’s motion to suppress.

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