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Case No. 19-1052

State of Iowa
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.



State of Iowa


Patrick Bracy

Attorney for the Resister

Bridget A. Chambers

Attorney for the Applicant

Shellie Knipfer

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Sep 15, 2021 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 18, 2022
Date Amended:
May 18, 2022

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 21, 2021

            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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