The STATE of Ohio v. FARRIS, Supreme Court of Ohio, Decided: July 12, 2006, No. 2004-0604.
Statement of Facts
Stephen Farris was stopped for speeding by a state trooper who after detecting the smell of marijuana questioned the suspect without reading him the Miranda rights. After the suspect had admitted the presence of drug paraphernalia, the trooper read the Miranda rights and then with the help of a fellow officer searched the car and found drug paraphernalia in the vehicle’s trunk.
The suspect contested the admissibility of the testimony and the evidence at the municipal county court which admitted only the Continue reading...