Menne v. StateAnnotate this Case
After Lesa Menne was stopped for a traffic violation, a law enforcement officer searched her vehicle and discovered illegal drugs. Menne was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of methamphetamine. Menne moved to suppress the items seized on grounds that the search was illegal. The circuit court denied the motion. After the subsequent jury trial, Menne was found guilty of the charges. Menne appealed, challenging the circuit court's denial of her motion to suppress. The court of appeals reversed. The Supreme Court vacated the court of appeals and affirmed the judgment of the circuit court, holding that the circuit court's ruling denying Menne's motion to suppress the evidence seized as a result of the officer's search of her vehicle was not clearly against the preponderance of the evidence.