United States of America, Appellee, v. Randolph Joseph C. Greene, Appellant, 423 F.2d 1068 (4th Cir. 1970)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 423 F.2d 1068 (4th Cir. 1970) Argued March 3, 1970Decided April 6, 1970

Parnell J. Porter, Corboy, Porter & Seiler, Vienna, Va., on the brief, for appellant.

David H. Hopkins, Asst. U. S. Atty. (Brian P. Gettings, U. S. Atty., on the brief), for appellee.

Before HAYNSWORTH, Chief Judge, and SOBELOFF and BRYAN, Circuit Judges.


During a search for the defendant in an attempt to execute an arrest warrant, F.B.I. agents seized incriminating material, which was in their plain view. The admission in evidence of that material was not erroneous since the record shows that the search was for the defendant himself, did not involve the opening of drawers or cupboards, where such material would be expected to be stored, and was reasonable.