50 pounds marijuana dismissed. That is a lot of weed. The claims made from the affidavit of probable cause indicate a Pennsylvania State Trooper (PSP) sees an out of state license (Florida) rental truck going 73 mph in a 65 mph zone and initiates a traffic stop.
Two men are located in the truck. The driver of the truck (who later hires KBM) and the passenger who is the person who had rented the truck. The trooper further indicates in his affidavit of probable case that the suspects say or do things that further raises his suspicions but it is not clear just exactly what those things are.
After the men refuse to give consent to have the trooper search the truck, he decides to call in for back up. Back up arrives as a K-9 officer with drug smelling German Shepherd in tow. The K-9 hits positive for drugs aka the fifty pounds of weed in the truck and the men are arrested.
When confronted with an encounter with law enforcement it is very important to know your rights. Oftentimes, law enforcement want you to consent to a search which would dispense with a warrant requirement but it is your right to demand the police obtain a warrant to search your car.
The driver posts bail and then decides to hire Philadelphia Criminal Lawyer Thomas Kenny, of Kenny, Burns & McGill to help him fight the case. The client only speaks Spanish but no worries because the team at Kenny, Burns & McGill have support staff who can translate and make the client feel at home.
After Attorney Kenny is hired, Kenny digs right in and starts investigating the matter. The defense contention is that the PSP did not have the right to search the vehicle absent probable cause or exigent circumstances. For more information please refer to Commonwealth v. Alexander 30 EAP 2019 Decided December 22, 2020.
On May 24, 2021 the case was dismissed, client is cleared of all charges. 50 pounds marijuana dismissed.