No. 79-5146.

448 U.S. 98 (1980)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 25, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

J. Vincent Aprile II argued the cause and filed briefs for petitioner.

Victor Fox, Assistant Attorney General of Kentucky, argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were Steven L. Beshear, Attorney General, and Gerald Henry and Patrick B. Kimberlin III, Assistant Attorneys General.

MR. JUSTICE REHNQUIST delivered the opinion of the Court.

Petitioner David Rawlings was convicted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky on charges of trafficking in, and possession of, various controlled substances. Throughout the proceedings below, Rawlings challenged the admissibility of certain evidence and statements on the ground that they were the fruits of an illegal detention and illegal searches. The trial court, the Kentucky...

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