CA6 (Criminal): USA v. Lawson (ED Ky 8/24/2006)

USA v. Lawson
Eastern District of Kentucky at Covington

06a0315p.06  8/24/2006

SUTTON, Circuit Judge. Oluyemisi Lawson challenges the district court’s denial of her motion to suppress evidence obtained from a search of her luggage upon her arrival from an international flight at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport. Because customs officials did not need reasonable suspicion to x-ray her luggage during this “border” search and because they had reasonable suspicion that she possessed narcotics when they drilled a 3/8-inch hole in, and cut the
liner in, her luggage, we affirm.

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