United States v. Reyes, No. 19-10291 (5th Cir. 2020)Annotate this Case
The Fifth Circuit denied the petition for panel rehearing and for rehearing en banc, withdrew the prior opinion, and substituted the following opinion.
The court affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
The court held that the officer had reasonable suspicion to extend the stop because the officer knew that the location where defendant was pulled over is a known drug-trafficking corridor; defendant drove a truck registered in someone else's name; defendant was unusually protective of the truck and initially refused to exit; defendant offered inconsistent and implausible stories about the purpose of her travel; defendant had a conviction for possession of meth; and when asked about anything illegal in the truck, defendant's facial expressions changed dramatically. The court also held that defendant offered no persuasive reason why Miranda demands the suppression of her statements during a routine traffic stop.
This opinion or order relates to an opinion or order originally issued on June 5, 2020.