State v. MillerAnnotate this Case
As a result of an investigatory stop and search, police discovered drugs and drug paraphernalia in a vehicle driven by Defendant Joseph Miller. The circuit court denied Miller's motion to suppress the evidence and statement obtained from this stop, and Miller pleaded no contest to possession of between five and fifteen grams of cocaine with intent to distribute as a party to a crime. The court of appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that under the totality of the circumstances, police acted reasonably when they conducted an investigatory stop of the vehicle that Miller was driving based on reasonable suspicion that criminal activity was afoot, and therefore, the circuit court did err in denying Miller's motion to suppress.