No. 1 CA-CR 4727.

130 Ariz. 348 (1981)

636 P.2d 126

STATE of Arizona, Appellant, v. Michael George COOPER and Vernon Lee Andrews, Appellees.

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

Rehearings Denied October 21, 1981.

Review Denied November 10, 1981.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert K. Corbin, Atty. Gen., by William J. Schafer III, Chief Counsel, Criminal Division, Asst. Atty. Gen., Phoenix, and Jay V. Flake, Navajo County Atty., by Dale K. Patton, Jr., Deputy County Atty., Holbrook, for appellant.

Law Offices of Thomas A. Thinnes, P.A., by Thomas A. Thinnes, Phoenix, for appellee Cooper.

Craig Mehrens, P.A., by Craig Mehrens, Phoenix, for appellee Andrews.


HAIRE, Presiding Judge.

This is an appeal by the State of Arizona from an order granting appellees' motions to suppress. The suppression order precluded the evidentiary use by the state of cocaine found in a small opaque vial taken from appellee Andrews' pants pocket by police officers during a warrantless search at the time of his arrest. The trial court's order also precluded the evidentiary use of a baggie of marijuana discovered when the officers...

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