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Case No. 17-1622

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State of Iowa
Destiny Sumpter


State of Iowa


Destiny Sumpter

Attorney for the Appellee

Darrel L. Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 12, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Boone County, James B. Malloy and Paul G. Crawford, District Associate Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (6 pages)

            Destiny Sumpter appeals her convictions for possession of methamphetamine (second offense) and possession of marijuana (second offense).  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the seizure of Sumpter’s cell phone was supported by probable cause and exigent circumstances.  Accordingly, we affirm the district court’s denial of Sumpter’s suppression motion.

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