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Posted: 8/5/2009 6:35:40 AM EST
Gator capture leads to drug arrests in North Florida
By The Associated Press

An alligator capture has led to the arrests of some north Florida apartment tenants who forgot to hide their drugs, authorities say.

According to a report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, wildlife officers received a tip that two gators were being held captive in an apartment in Tallahassee. The officers went to the apartment and spoke with the tenants, who then allowed for the officers to go inside and retrieve the gators.

The report says the tenants had left drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain view. So the wildlife officers called in the Leon County Sheriff's Office, which took over the narcotics investigation.

The report does not specify how large the gators were, identify the tenants or specify their drug-related charges.



Link Posted: 8/5/2009 6:40:39 AM EST
Put your drugs away before letting the guys with badges (any type) into your house.

Is that so hard to comprehend?



Link Posted: 8/5/2009 6:41:49 AM EST
I think the problem would eventually fix itself.. dope and gators?
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 6:45:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/5/2009 6:45:48 AM EST by xpired]
IMO the drugs aren't going to hold up in court. That is a violation of the tenants 4th amendment rights. They let the fish and wildlife guys in to remove the alligator, and while they were in the house they saw the drugs. 100% opposite of what they were looking for.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 6:46:02 AM EST
Idiots
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 6:52:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By xpired:
IMO the drugs aren't going to hold up in court. That is a violation of the tenants 4th amendment rights. They let the fish and wildlife guys in to remove the alligator, and while they were in the house they saw the drugs. 100% opposite of what they were looking for.


If you give law enforcement permission to enter your dwelling, whatever they find is admissable as evidence.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 6:53:29 AM EST
My defense would have been, "They were the gators Sir".
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 6:58:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By sigp226:
Originally Posted By xpired:
IMO the drugs aren't going to hold up in court. That is a violation of the tenants 4th amendment rights. They let the fish and wildlife guys in to remove the alligator, and while they were in the house they saw the drugs. 100% opposite of what they were looking for.


If you give law enforcement permission to enter your dwelling, whatever they find is admissable as evidence.


I'm not so sure. I understand I am just going off a newspaper article that may/may not be relevant, but they let the officers in to retrieve the gators, nothing else. I am not a lawyer, just talking based on criminal justice classes i have taken in college.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 7:01:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By xpired:
Originally Posted By sigp226:
Originally Posted By xpired:
IMO the drugs aren't going to hold up in court. That is a violation of the tenants 4th amendment rights. They let the fish and wildlife guys in to remove the alligator, and while they were in the house they saw the drugs. 100% opposite of what they were looking for.


If you give law enforcement permission to enter your dwelling, whatever they find is admissable as evidence.


I'm not so sure. I understand I am just going off a newspaper article that may/may not be relevant, but they let the officers in to retrieve the gators, nothing else. I am not a lawyer, just talking based on criminal justice classes i have taken in college.


then you failed to pay attention.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 7:01:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By xpired:
Originally Posted By sigp226:
Originally Posted By xpired:
IMO the drugs aren't going to hold up in court. That is a violation of the tenants 4th amendment rights. They let the fish and wildlife guys in to remove the alligator, and while they were in the house they saw the drugs. 100% opposite of what they were looking for.


If you give law enforcement permission to enter your dwelling, whatever they find is admissable as evidence.


I'm not so sure. I understand I am just going off a newspaper article that may/may not be relevant, but they let the officers in to retrieve the gators, nothing else. I am not a lawyer, just talking based on criminal justice classes i have taken in college.


you would be wrong. Law enforcement officers were let into the home and saw the drugs in plain sight. If I respond to a loud noise complaint at your home, you open the door and I see a dead body on the floor behind you, what do you think happens next? I wasn't initially there on a call for a dead body, but it was in plain sight.........
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 7:02:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By peekay:
I think the problem would eventually fix itself.. dope and gators?


Please don't quit your day job to become an ATTY
plain view is well plain view In my state the DOW guys would have just made the arrest
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 7:03:50 AM EST
Are fish and game employees considered police officers??
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 7:04:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By Jace:
Originally Posted By xpired:
Originally Posted By sigp226:
Originally Posted By xpired:
IMO the drugs aren't going to hold up in court. That is a violation of the tenants 4th amendment rights. They let the fish and wildlife guys in to remove the alligator, and while they were in the house they saw the drugs. 100% opposite of what they were looking for.


If you give law enforcement permission to enter your dwelling, whatever they find is admissable as evidence.


I'm not so sure. I understand I am just going off a newspaper article that may/may not be relevant, but they let the officers in to retrieve the gators, nothing else. I am not a lawyer, just talking based on criminal justice classes i have taken in college.


you would be wrong. Law enforcement officers were let into the home and saw the drugs in plain sight. If I respond to a loud noise complaint at your home, you open the door and I see a dead body on the floor behind you, what do you think happens next? I wasn't initially there on a call for a dead body, but it was in plain sight.........


I see your point, I think I am mixing up plain view with they went hunting through boxes etc and found the drugs. I stand corrected.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 7:05:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By mplex2000:
Are fish and game employees considered police officers??


Yes in most jurisdictions they are LE.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 7:05:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By mplex2000:
Are fish and game employees considered police officers??


ask google in my state the state guys are POST certified officers that can and are required to enforce ALL laws the Feds are FLEO's as well
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 7:05:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By xpired:
Originally Posted By Jace:
Originally Posted By xpired:
Originally Posted By sigp226:
Originally Posted By xpired:
IMO the drugs aren't going to hold up in court. That is a violation of the tenants 4th amendment rights. They let the fish and wildlife guys in to remove the alligator, and while they were in the house they saw the drugs. 100% opposite of what they were looking for.


If you give law enforcement permission to enter your dwelling, whatever they find is admissable as evidence.


I'm not so sure. I understand I am just going off a newspaper article that may/may not be relevant, but they let the officers in to retrieve the gators, nothing else. I am not a lawyer, just talking based on criminal justice classes i have taken in college.


you would be wrong. Law enforcement officers were let into the home and saw the drugs in plain sight. If I respond to a loud noise complaint at your home, you open the door and I see a dead body on the floor behind you, what do you think happens next? I wasn't initially there on a call for a dead body, but it was in plain sight.........


I see your point, I think I am mixing up plain view with they went hunting through boxes etc and found the drugs. I stand corrected.


Correct. Plain view and looking through boxes are two different things... Now go study

Link Posted: 8/5/2009 7:05:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By 4Kilo12:
Originally Posted By peekay:
I think the problem would eventually fix itself.. dope and gators?


Please don't quit your day job to become an ATTY
plain view is well plain view In my state the DOW guys would have just made the arrest


You quoted the wrong post.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 7:05:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By FunYun1983:
Originally Posted By 4Kilo12:
Originally Posted By peekay:
I think the problem would eventually fix itself.. dope and gators?


Please don't quit your day job to become an ATTY
plain view is well plain view In my state the DOW guys would have just made the arrest


You quoted the wrong post.


oopsie
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 7:06:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By MSC182:
Idiots
Stupid is as stupid does

Link Posted: 8/5/2009 7:07:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By mplex2000:
Are fish and game employees considered police officers??



Yep and they can write speeding tickets too
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 7:08:52 AM EST
Gators On Crack!

Sounds like a great movie idea!
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