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Case No. 18-0899

State of Iowa
v.
Cliff Allen Lowe

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Cliff Allen Lowe

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Nan Jennisch, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0899
Date Published:
Dec 18, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Appanoose County, Lucy J. Gamon, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Doyle, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Scott, S.J.  (3 pages)

            Cliff Lowe appeals his conviction of third-offense possession of a controlled substance, as a habitual offender, claiming his counsel rendered ineffective assistance in failing to move for suppression of evidence obtained following an allegedly illegal pretextual stop and subsequent inventory search of a vehicle in which he was a passenger.  OPINION HOLDS: We find counsel was under no duty to pursue the meritless arguments and Lowe was not prejudiced.  We affirm Lowe’s conviction.

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