US Supreme Court Holds that a Drug Detection K-9 Dog’s Alert is Sufficient to Establish Probable Cause for a Vehicle Search

A Sheriff’s deputy and his drug-detecting K-9 companion in (the ironically named) Liberty County, Florida pulled over William Harris for a routine traffic stop. Observing Harris’s nervousness and an open beer can, the deputy (Wheatley) asked for permission from Harris to search Harris’ vehicle.   Harris refused to consent to the search, so the deputy … Continued