Rhode Island Man's Pot Case Dismissed in Nebraska

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A marijuana case against a Rhode Island man has been dismissed following a Nebraska judge's rejection of the evidence.

61-year-old William Keogh, of Wakefield, R.I., had been charged with possession with intent to deliver. Nebraska State Patrol troopers say they found 15 pounds of pot in a rental car Keogh was driving in May 2010 on Interstate 80 in Lincoln. The patrol says Keogh was pulled over for a driving infraction.

Earlier this month, District Judge Paul Merritt Jr. granted a
defense request to suppress the evidence, agreeing that the
troopers didn't have probable cause to search the entire vehicle,
and so the pot found in the trunk couldn't be used as evidence.

Last week Merritt dismissed the case at the prosecution's
request.


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