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Case No. 18-2159

State of Iowa
Jennifer Brandt


State of Iowa


Jennifer Brandt

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Andrew C. Abbott

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 18, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County, Stephanie C. Rattenborg, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and May, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (5 pages)

            Jennifer Leigh Brandt appeals her conviction of possession of marijuana, second offense.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the denial of Brandt’s motion to suppress the evidence discovered during a search of her purse.  The deputy sheriff had probable cause to search the vehicle for open containers of alcohol, and Brandt’s purse was in the vehicle and large enough to conceal an open container of alcohol. 

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