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Case No. 20-1393

State of Iowa
v.
Yale Stevens

Yale Stevens appeals his conviction and sentence following a bench trial on the minutes of testimony finding him guilty of possession of a controlled substance – first offense (methamphetamine), in violation of Iowa Code section 124.401(5)(2019). Steven argues (1) the dog’s signal on the driver’s side of an empty car provided an insufficient nexus to search him, who was a former passenger in the car, violating his rights under the Fourth Amendment and article I, section 8; and (2) the evidence was insufficient to prove the substance in Stevens’ possession was methamphetamine.

County:
Woodbury

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Yale Stevens

Attorneys for Appellee

Sharon K. Hall

Attorneys for Appellant

Melinda J. Nye

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Dec 15, 2021 9:00 AM

Briefs

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