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Case No. 21-0962

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State of Iowa
Michael William Euchner, Sr.


State of Iowa


Michael William Euchner, Sr.

Attorneys for Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Stephan J. Japuntich (until withdrawal) and Shellie L. Knipfer, Assistant Appellate Defenders

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 03, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Ida County, Julie Schumacher (suppression) and Zachary Hindman (trial), Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Badding, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Schumacher, J., takes no part.  Opinion by Badding, J. (13 pages)

            Michael Euchner Sr. appeals his drug convictions, claiming the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress because “plain smell” does not establish probable cause and the information used to obtain the warrant was stale by the time it was executed.  He also challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to show he intended to deliver methamphetamine or marijuana.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the denial of Euchner’s motion to suppress and find sufficient evidence supported the challenged verdicts.

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