Idaho Supreme Court vacates drug conviction, says K-9 ‘intermeddled’ when jumping up on car door

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Supreme Court has vacated a Mountain Home man’s conviction for felony drug possession and delivery after it ruled that a police drug-sniffing dog trespassed and conducted an illegal search by putting its paws on his vehicle, prompting the search that led to his arrest.

Justices ruled that the K-9 jumping onto the car door and sniffing at the seam constituted trespassing, leading to illegal search.

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