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Defendant-appellant Esteban Vera was convicted of possessing one kilogram of a controlled substance that was discovered through a dog sniff during a traffic stop of his vehicle. An officer had stopped Vera due to a tinted-window infraction. At issue before the Court of Appeal was whether the dog sniff unconstitutionally prolonged his detention for that traffic stop, requiring suppression of the drugs under Rodriguez v. United States, 135 S.Ct. 1609 (2015). Finding no reversible error, the Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s denial of Vera’s suppression motion.