No. 1 CA-CR 3451.

122 Ariz. 42 (1979)

592 P.2d 1308

STATE of Arizona, Appellee, v. John Thomas WHITE, Appellant.

Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 1, Department B.

Rehearing Denied March 27, 1979.

Review Denied April 10, 1979.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John A. LaSota, Jr., former Atty. Gen., by William J. Schafer, III, Chief Counsel, Crim. Div., Robert S. Golden, Asst. Atty. Gen., Phoenix, for appellee.

Paul Hunter, Yuma, for appellant.


SCHROEDER, Presiding Judge.

The dispositive issue in this case is whether circumstances surrounding an informant's tip received by police officers provided probable cause to stop the vehicle in which appellant was riding and to search the occupants. We hold that there was not sufficient cause to justify the stop and therefore reverse.

On February 20, 1978, Yuma police officers received a tip from an informant, whom, they testified, had given...

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