6/11/14 – 4:58 A.M.
A search that turned up more than 1,000 oxycodone pills during a traffic stop in Hancock County has been ruled inadmissible. The Courier reports Judge Reginald Routson made the ruling Monday, during a hearing for Trenton Shuttlesworth.
Routson said he doubted that Sgt. Kurt Beidelschies was able to smell marijuana during a brief encounter during a traffic stop last November. Beidelschies testified that he smelled the odor of raw marijuana on Shuttlesworth, which led to the search.
Routson also ruled that Beidelschies and Sgt. Michael Walter should have got a search warrant. The judge said Shuttlesworth showed no signs he would destroy evidence.
MORE: The Courierby Read More →