No. 11-3311.

708 F.3d 1062 (2013)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee v. Paul BEARD, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: March 8, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Chelsea Wilson Cash , AFPD, argued, Little Rock, AR, Angela Lorene Pitts , AFPD, on the brief, Fayetteville, AR, for appellant.

Edward O. Walker , USA, argued, Little Rock, AR, for appellee.

Before WOLLMAN, GRUENDER, and SHEPHERD, Circuit Judges.

SHEPHERD, Circuit Judge.

On April 4, 2009, Arkansas State Trooper Chris Goodman ("Goodman") discovered more than 180 pounds of raw marijuana in Paul Beard's ("Beard") car trunk after pulling Beard over for alleged traffic violations. Beard moved to suppress the marijuana, arguing that the search violated his Fourth Amendment rights because Goodman did not have a lawful reason for stopping his vehicle. After a hearing, the district court1


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