United States of America, Appellee, v. Thomas Ervin Jones, Appellant, 423 F.2d 1196 (4th Cir. 1970)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 423 F.2d 1196 (4th Cir. 1970)

Argued April 6, 1970
Decided April 8, 1970

Irvin B. Tucker, Jr., for appellant.

William L. Osteen, U. S. Atty. (J. Howard Coble, Asst. U. S. Atty., on brief) for appellee.

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


Thomas E. Jones, convicted of violating revenue laws relating to whiskey, 26 U.S.C. §§ 5601(a) (12) and 5604(a) (1), complains that untaxed whiskey he was hauling was illegally seized. We find no error. Information from a reliable informer coupled with the officers' observations established probable cause for Jones' arrest and the search that accompanied it.