Washington Law Review


Jack J. Lobdell


A member of the Metropolitan Police of Washington, D.C. entered the hotel room of A and B for the purpose of subjecting it to a search. A and B were absent and no search warrant had been obtained. Narcotics, which had been stored there by D without knowledge of A or B, were found and later turned over to a federal agent. D was arrested and convicted of violating federal narcotics laws. 43 Stat. 328, 26 U.S.C. § 2553(a) (1924) ; 43 Stat. 657, 21 U.S.C. § 174 (1924). Prior to trial, D moved to suppress the use, as evidence, of the property seized. The motion was denied. The Court of Appeals held this motion should have been granted and therefore reversed the conviction. On certiorari, Held: affirmed. U.S. v. Jeffers, 342 U.S. 48 (1951).

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