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  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Court: Tracking devices OK in Oregon marijuana case
    A federal appeals court has ruled that mobile tracking devices can be attached to suspect vehicles as part of a marijuana investigation in Oregon.

    PORTLAND — A federal appeals court has ruled that mobile tracking devices can be attached to suspect vehicles as part of a marijuana investigation in Oregon.

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court in the case of Juan Pineda-Moreno, who argued his constitutional rights were violated when U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents attached devices to his sport-utility vehicle.

    The DEA agents used several of the devices to track the SUV after they learned Pineda-Moreno and his associates had purchased large amounts of fertilizer, groceries, irrigation equipment and deer repellent at several stores in the Medford area in 2007.

    The court noted the agents attached the devices while the vehicle was parked in a driveway and in public areas, including a street and parking lot.

    The court ruled Pineda-Moreno had no reasonable expectation of privacy at any of those sites.

    By The Associated Press
    Monday, January 18, 2010



  1. Raoul duke420
    Its the begining of the end when the government says that tracking devices on your car dont violate your right to privacy. Thats swims thoughts on the matter anyway.
  2. Mr. Mojo Risin
    Holy shit! My family knows the chick who is prosecuting that case (not well mind you).
    What a trip.

    Also I think its horrible and reprehensible considering, as far as I was able to grasp when hearing about the case, they had nothing on the guys when they put the tracker on (may be wrong), but I am pretty sure they just had the fertilizer and bags etc. on 'em. I think this is entirely unconstitutional. I mean sacrificing peoples privacy for a goddamn plant. What the hell?

    P.S. not positive but pretty sure the parking lot they were talking about was outside of like a Wal-Mart where they bought the garden stuff. I think a cop noticed that they were buying all this stuff and attached a device. Once again not positive but that's what it sounded like.
  3. Terrapinzflyer
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