No. 90-7800.

971 F.2d 701 (1992)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Billy Glenn ELLIS, James Kenneth Ellis, Dowling Z. Jackson, a/k/a D.Z. Jackson, Donald Timothy Jackson, a/k/a Donnie Jackson, John Dwight Jackson, a/k/a Dwight Jackson, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

September 10, 1992.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Matthew C. McDonald, Mobile, Ala., for Billy G. Ellis.

Barre C. Dumas, Mobile, Ala., for James K. Ellis.

Barry Hess, Mobile, Ala., for Dowling Z. Jackson.

Richard R. Williams, Mobile, Ala., for Donald Timothy Jackson.

Neil L. Hanley, Mobile, Ala., for John Dwight Jackson.

J.B. Sessions, III, U.S. Atty., Richard H. Loftin, Asst. U.S. Atty., Mobile, Ala., for U.S.

Before ANDERSON, Circuit Judge, HILL, and ESCHBACH, Senior Circuit Judges.

ESCHBACH, Senior Circuit Judge:

The issue in this case is what steps law enforcement officers must take once they recognize that a search warrant has directed them to an erroneous address. In the present case, an inhabitant of the erroneous address told the officers where to go, and the officers went there without attempting to confirm this information. Billy Glenn Ellis, who resided at the second address and was subsequently convicted for two offenses relating to...

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