No. 121.

347 U.S. 62 (1954)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 1, 1954.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Paul A. Porter, acting under appointment by the Court, argued the cause and filed a brief for petitioner.

Robert S. Erdahl argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were Acting Solicitor General Stern, Assistant Attorney General Olney and Edward S. Szukelewicz.

MR. JUSTICE FRANKFURTER delivered the opinion of the Court.

In May 1950, petitioner was indicted in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri for purchasing and possessing one grain of heroin. Claiming that the heroin capsule had been obtained through an unlawful search and seizure, petitioner moved to suppress it. The motion was granted, and shortly thereafter, on the Government's motion, the case...

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