United States v. Saulsberry, No. 16-6306 (10th Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
Defendant Walter Saulsberry pleaded guilty to possession of 15 or more unauthorized credit cards with intent to defraud. He reserved the right to appeal the district court's denial of his motion to suppress cards seized from his car. On appeal he argued he was unlawfully detained after an anonymous informant reported that he was smoking marijuana in his car and that the search of his car was unlawfully expanded beyond a search for marijuana to include inspection of credit cards found in a bag within the car. Although the Tenth Circuit found there was reasonable suspicion to detain Defendant, the arguments presented by the government were not persuasive that there was probable cause to expand the search. Accordingly, the Court reversed the denial of defendant's motion to suppress, and remanded the case for further proceedings.