United States of America, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Lawrence Porter, Defendant-appellee, 497 F.2d 1006 (5th Cir. 1974)Annotate this Case
Gerald Gallinghouse, U.S. Atty., Mary Williams Cazalas, Asst. U.S. Atty., New Orleans, La., for plaintiff-appellant.
Ross T. Scaccia, New Orleans, La. (Court-appointed), for defendant-appellee.
Before BELL, SIMPSON and INGRAHAM, Circuit Judges.
The district court granted a motion to suppress heroin seized as the result of a search of a suitcase in the trunk of an automobile incident to a warrantless arrest.1 Finding ample evidence of probable cause and exigent circumstances, we reverse. See Draper v. United States, 1959, 358 U.S. 307, 79 S. Ct. 329, 3 L. Ed. 2d 327. Cf. United States v. Lopez-Ortiz, 5 Cir., 1974, 492 F.2d 109; United States v. Horton, 5 Cir., 1973, 488 F.2d 374. The district court relied to some extent on the decision of this court in United States v. Soriano, 5 Cir., 1973, 482 F.2d 469. The applicable portion of that decision has been set aside. United States v. Soriano, 5 Cir., 1974, 497 F.2d 147. (En Banc).
Reversed and remanded for further proceedings are not inconsistent herewith.