United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Tyrone Noble, Defendant-appellant, 889 F.2d 1085 (4th Cir. 1989)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 889 F.2d 1085 (4th Cir. 1989) Submitted Sept. 15, 1989. Decided Nov. 7, 1989

Joseph J. McCarthy, Dawkins, Hanagan, McCarthy & Sengel, on brief for appellant.

Henry E. Hudson, United States Attorney, Peter D.P. Vint, Special Assistant United States Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney, on brief for appellee.

Before HARRISON L. WINTER, K.K. HALL, and WILKINS, Circuit Judges.


Tyrone Noble appeals from his conviction of possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of "crack" cocaine. 21 U.S.C.A. Sec. 841(a) (1) (West 1981). Noble contends that there was not probable cause to arrest him and that the district court erred by not suppressing the fruits of the illegal arrest.

We have considered the issues raised in the briefs and find the contentions of Noble meritless. The arrest was amply supported by probable cause, and the district court correctly denied Noble's motion to suppress. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a) (3); Loc.R. 34(a).