North Dakota v. StandsAnnotate this Case
Michael Lee Stands appealed a judgment and an order denying his motion to suppress evidence after entering a conditional plea of guilty to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. On appeal, Stands argued he did not consent to the search of his person. He also argued the traffic stop was unlawfully extended when police asked if he had anything on him, if she could search him, and subsequently searched him. Additionally, Stands argued the stop was unlawfully extended when officers detained him and waited for a drug dog to arrive on the scene. Finding no reversible error, the North Dakota Supreme Court affirmed judgment and the trial court's order denying Stands' motion to suppress.