Police Find Cocaine Hidden in Amputee’s Prosthetic Leg

South Carolina state trooper says he found cocaine hidden in an amputee’s prosthetic leg after pulling over a car for going too slow on an interstate highway.  A judged ruled at a preliminary trial Friday there was enough evidence that Lojan, and Traci Helms, another passenger in the back seat of the car pulled over last month, could head to trial on drug trafficking charges.

The defense attorney represnting the driver is expected to challenge the initial pull-over of the vehicle, as the carwas arguably driving the minimum speed limit,  Under the Fourth Amendment’s right to be free from illegal search and seizure, the Defendant may get all evidence obtained by the police after the traffic stop suppressed if he can prove the police had no reasonable suspicion to pull him over in the first place. 

Read the full story here.

Did the amputee have an expectation of privacy in his prosthetic leg?

Do you ow your rights to be free from illegal searches?

If you are facing drug-related criminal charges contact Ambrose Law Group to find out if your Constitutional rights have been violated


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