United States v. Harris, No. 12-5174 (10th Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
Defendant Germain Harris was convicted on federal weapons and drugs charges stemming from the arrest and conviction of Alonzo Johnson for the contract killing of a Tulsa businessman. Harris challenged his convictions, arguing the district court should have suppressed evidence found at his auto shop or granted his motion for a new trial. Specifically, Harris argued the warrant was constitutionally defective on its fact, and as such, the subsequent search of his shop by law enforcement was a violation of his rights. After careful consideration of the district court record, the Tenth Circuit concluded the warrant was not defective, and that the district court did not err in denying his motion. Accordingly, the Court affirmed Harris' conviction.