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Romeo was living in a garage attached to the home of two probationers. Police conducted a warrantless search of the home, detaining Romeo in handcuffs during the search, and found methamphetamine in the garage. While detained, Romeo admitted the drugs were his. He later pled guilty to possession (Health & Saf. Code, 11377(a)) and appealed denial of his motion to suppress. The court of appeal reversed. The justification for the search, advance consent, based on the probation status of Romeo’s hosts, does not overcome the presumption of unreasonableness.