No. 04-3841.

436 F.3d 174 (2006)

UNITED STATES v. Christian HARTWELL, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

January 31, 2006.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Albert J. Raman (argued), Philadelphia, PA, for Appellant.

Patrick L. Meehan, Laurie Magid, Robert A. Zauzmer, John N. Joseph (argued), United States Attorney's Office, Philadelphia, PA, for Appellees.

Before SCIRICA, Chief Judge, ALITO and RENDELL, Circuit Judges.


ALITO, Circuit Judge.

Christian Hartwell set off a metal detector at a security checkpoint in an airport. Transportation Security Administration ("TSA") agents then used a magnetic wand to pinpoint any metal on his person. They detected something in Hartwell's pocket and asked to see it. Ultimately, they discovered that the object was crack cocaine and placed Hartwell under arrest. Hartwell argues that the drugs should have been suppressed...

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