United States v. Whisenton, No. 13-3085 (8th Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Defendant pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute marijuana and appealed the denial of his motion to suppress evidence. The court held that, assuming that the agents' warrantless entry into defendant's home was not justified by exigent circumstances, defendant's grant of consent to search was the product of free will sufficient to purge that taint of any Fourth Amendment violation occurring by virtue of the agents' entry. The court also held that the district court did not err in admitting defendant's statements to an agent. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment of the district court.