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Case No. 18-0061

State of Iowa
v.
Robert William Hampton

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Robert William Hampton

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Mary K. Conroy, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0061
Date Published:
Feb 06, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Bremer County, Peter B. Newell, District Associate Judge.  CONVICTION VACATED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by McDonald, J.  (8 pages)

            Robert Hampton appeals his conviction and sentence for possession of methamphetamine.  He challenges the constitutionality of various portions of his traffic stop.  OPINION HOLDS: The traffic stop violated Hampton’s constitutional rights.  Hampton consented to a weapons search, but the search went beyond the scope of a weapons search when the deputy manipulated the contents of Hampton’s pocket and removed an item.  The district court erred in denying a motion to suppress.

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