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Case No. 18-0747

State of Iowa
v.
Destiny Brown

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Destiny Brown

Attorneys for Appellee

Richard J. Bennett, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Mary K. Conroy, Assistant Appellate Defender

Supreme Court

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Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0747
Date Published:
May 01, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Brook Jacobsen, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Mullins, P.J., Vogel, C.J., and Vaitheswaran, Doyle, and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, P.J. (10 pages)

 

            Destiny Brown appeals her convictions of two counts of second-offense possession of a controlled substance, contending the district court erred in denying her motion to suppress evidence obtained as a result of a traffic stop.  She contends the State failed to meet its burden to prove the continued detention following the initial stop of her vehicle was constitutional.  She additionally argues the stopping officer’s failure “to diligently and reasonably investigate the reasonable suspicion for the traffic stop” rendered the continued detention unconstitutional.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the denial of Brown’s motion to suppress. 

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