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Case No. 18-0061

State of Iowa
Robert William Hampton


State of Iowa


Robert William Hampton

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Mary K. Conroy, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 06, 2019

            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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