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Case No. 19-1052

State of Iowa
v.
Patrick Bracy

Patrick Bracy seeks further review from the court of appeals’ decision affirming his convictions for eight counts of drug-related offenses. Bracy contends the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress as the warrant application lacked probable cause because the confidential informants were not shown to be reliable.

County:
Marshall

Resister

State of Iowa

Applicant

Patrick Bracy

Attorneys for Resister

Bridget A. Chambers

Attorneys for Applicant

Shellie Knipfer

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

Non-Oral

Sep 15, 2021 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1052
Date Published:
Mar 18, 2022

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1052
Date Published:
Jan 21, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marshall County, John J. Haney, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J. (16 pages)

            Patrick Bracy appeals his convictions for multiple counts of drug-related offenses, arguing his motion to suppress evidence was wrongly denied.  OPINION HOLDS: We find there to be a substantial basis for the magistrate to conclude probable cause existed for the search, and we find the issuance of the warrant to be proper.  We therefore affirm the conviction. 

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